1 killed, 2 injured in Merritt Island shootout over gambling dispute, deputies say

Triple shooting took place at Courtenay Palms Apartments

Deputies are investigating a triple shooting at an apartment in Merritt Island, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A 19-year-old man was killed and two others were injured Wednesday evening during a shootout on Merritt Island that stemmed from a gambling dispute, according to News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

The triple shooting happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Courtenay Palms Apartments in the 700 block of North Courtenay Parkway.

Brevard County sheriff’s deputies responded to the complex and found three people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Investigators were looking into whether one of the shooting victims went to the complex to confront the others when a shootout broke out. 

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office did not return calls about the shooting or confirm whether there were any suspects on the loose or other public safety concerns. 

The shooting death becomes Brevard County’s 15th reported homicide for the year.