Woman killed in triple shooting at Lizzy’s restaurant in Melbourne

Police search for 2 masked men seen leaving area

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A woman was killed and two men were wounded in a triple shooting early Thursday at a Melbourne restaurant, according to police.

The triple shooting was reported around 12:30 a.m. at Lizzy’s restaurant at 1301 E. University Boulevard.

Melbourne police said officers were called to the restaurant and found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Melbourne police Commander Heath Sanders said two of the victims were shot inside the restaurant and the other was shot outside the business.

The victims were taken to the hospital, where 34-year-old Jamie Francis Wright died, according to police. One of the surviving victims was shot in the face and the other is in critical but stable condition, police said.

They were identified as 40-year-old Latavious Shant Johnson and 38-year-old Theron Ishmael Andre Wright, who is the husband of Jamie Francis Wright.

Authorities said two masked men were seen leaving the area in a dark-colored SUV.

Sanders said Lizzy’s is a popular hangout spot, and he’s hoping any witnesses will call police.

No other details have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423 TIPS.

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