1 killed in shooting at packed Melbourne bar, police say

Shooting reported inside of Off The Traxx; police ask for tips

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Palm Bay man is dead and a woman is recovering in the hospital after a shooting early Sunday morning at a Brevard County bar, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Officers responded at 1:10 a.m. to a shooting reported inside of Off The Traxx, which was reported to be near capacity at the time with approximately 350 patrons, police said.

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Two victims were located there — a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman — who were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, according to a news release.

Police identified the man who died as Alain Noel, and said the woman who was injured was an employee.

Noel was found unconscious at the scene and was pronounced dead by hospital staff at HRMC, according to the release. The woman is expected to recover, police said.

Bonnie Wald is from Minnesota, but said she visits the bar every time she’s in Melbourne.

“This is one of our favorite bars that we go to and favorite restaurants,” she said. “I just can’t believe this happened here.”

Investigators believe the shooter was a man, according to the release. No other suspect information was available at the time of this report, and Melbourne police asked that anyone who witnessed the shooting get in contact with them to provide information by calling 321-608-6450.

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