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3 teens shot in Titusville when hail of bullets fired from car, police say

Police investigate drive-by shooting on 3rd Avenue

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Three teens were wounded by gunfire Sunday night after dozens of shots were fired in a drive-by shooting, Titusville police said.

The shooting was reported around 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue.

According to Titusville police, officers were called to the area and found one teen suffering from a gunshot wound. Around the same time, two teens were admitted to a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, possibly connected with the shooting, officials said.

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Titusville police said a preliminary investigation shows two of the victims were in a vehicle on 3rd Avenue and the other was standing nearby when a car with three males inside drove by and several shots were fired. The three victims and some homes were struck by bullets, police said.

Multiple people who were nearly hit by the hail of bullets called 911. The calls released by Titusville police show the chaos as family members tried to located each other and make sure no one was hurt.

“There were so many shots, I couldn’t tell you, I’m not even sure I’m not shot,” a distressed 911 caller said, adding there were children in the home at the time of the shooting.

Another victim called 911 and told dispatchers “someone just shot my car up.” She said she was at her friend’s home with her mother when a car pulled up and persons shot at her Ford Fusion.

The victim said someone was “hanging out of the window” shooting at another car and her vehicle was caught in the crossfire.

People in the area reported hearing “rapid fire” on Sunday afternoon, according to 911 calls. A man told dispatchers he and his family “got on the ground” when they heard rapid gunfire.

Another 911 caller said she knew “it was not fireworks” when she heard 10 to 15 shots.

The vehicle from which the shots were fired fled the scene, police said. A description of the vehicle is not known, and the suspected shooter or shooters remain on the run, police said.

The teen found at the scene was taken to a hospital with non-life-threating injuries, according to police.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 321-264-7800 or can remain anonymous and eligible for a reward up to $5,000 by calling Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


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