FORT PIERCE − Police are investigating a weekend shooting on Avenue B that left a 27-year-old man dead, and are asking for help from the public, police said Monday.
Fort Pierce police about 2:48 a.m. Saturday were called to the 2400 block of Avenue B regarding shooting activity, April Lee, police spokesperson, said Monday. The address is just north of Orange Avenue, west of U.S. 1.
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When police arrived, investigators reported finding Devontreal Ingram, of Fort Pierce, with gunshot wounds, police Lt. James Gagliano said. Cartridge casings were in the roadway.
Gagliano said witnesses were found and interviewed.
“What we actually learned, a vehicle traveling eastbound in the 2400 block of (Avenue) B pulled up and an unknown person fired at him,” Gagliano said. “The vehicle is described as a red or maroon Chrysler 300.”
Ingram died after being taken to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce.
Gagliano said Ingram was walking at the time.
“Due to the amount of persons out there, we believe he was the intended target,” Gagliano said. “And this actually does not appear to be a random shooting.”
Gagliano said police are investigating the motive and why this could have occurred.
Investigators are working around the clock, he said, and are being assisted by federal partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI.
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A law enforcement officer-involved shooting happened Dec. 7 in the 1200 block of Avenue K as St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies were working to address an uptick in gunfire activity, Sheriff Ken Mascara has said.
No one was injured in that incident, in which a passenger leaned out of a vehicle and at least 13 shots were fired. Two detectives in an unmarked vehicle were behind it as the vehicle turned.
There have been an increased number of shootings which appear to have come following a fatal shooting months ago in Indiantown, according to Mascara.
The early-September fspantspanl shooting of Johnny Lee Green III, 20, of Fort Pierce, during a block party in Indiantown, “seemed to precipitate an uptick,” he said.
Those with information are asked contact Detective Michael Dini at 772-467-6847 or 772-979-1404 or [email protected] or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.