Massive Response For Almost Unbelievable Incident.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A report of a shooting Monday night at 1620 South Federal Highway in Delray Beach led to a massive response from police and fire rescue. Sources connected to first responders tell BocaNewsNow.com that authorities believed two people may have been shot on the street. That lead to a closure of Federal Highway and a requirement that EMTs stay a few blocks away from the scene until given the ”all clear” by police.
But after rushing to the scene and securing the area, police realized that it wasn’t a shooting at all. It was understandable, however, why bystanders thought there may have a been a critically injured person and called for help, but it turned out there was no gunfire.
There was a man — apparently very, very drunk — with a red circle on his shirt. Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that he was swaying, staggering, and acting like someone might act if they’ve been shot and didn’t die instantly. Add a shirt with a red circle to the equation and it’s clear why people thought this man — merely drunk — was shot in the chest.
Paramedics transported the intoxicated man to an area hospital. The scene was cleared roughly half an hour after the incident started. We are told a Palm Beach County emergency dispatcher — a position where one imagines professionals have heard everything at least once — sounded somewhat incredulous as she told emergency workers waiting for the ”all clear” so they could provide emergency medical services that it wasn’t a shooting at all, just a drunk man wearing a shirt with a red circle.
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