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Melbourne police investigate after man on scooter found shot to death

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June 04, 2024

Melbourne police investigate after man on scooter found shot to death

Police in Melbourne are investigating after a man was found dead early Tuesday morning.

Officials said an officer on patrol found a man lying on the ground around 12:26 a.m. in the area of Grant and Ryoland streets.

The officer initially believed the man was hurt after crashing a gas-powered scooter.

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Around the same time, 911 dispatchers had received calls about shots being fired in the area.

Officers checked the man and found that he had been shot.

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Police and paramedics provided medical aid to the victim, but he had already succumbed to his injuries.

A search of the area involving officers, police K9s and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter could not locate the gunman.

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The identity of the victim was not released by law enforcement.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Melbourne Police Department or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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