ONE SHOT IN EAST BOCA RATON, MAN SEEN ON GROUND

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No Details From Boca Raton Police As Of 7 A.M. Monday…

The scene of an apparent shooting in East Boca Raton on Sunday, August 29, 2022. (Source: BocaNewsNow.com reader).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE 2:10 p.m: We are not republishing the police report due to the number of juveniles involved — and redactions that make the Mar-A-Lago affidavit look like a complete novel — but we have learned that this was a dispute that started at Town Center Mall. The dispute spilled over to an Uber ride which apparently led to the shooting in the area of 400 SW 8th Street in Boca Raton. This was NOT drug related. There is NO other documentation of gun activity in the area according to police.

UPDATE 10:20 a.m: Law enforcement sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that this was not drug related, but an issue among several juveniles that led to a shooting. The victim, not identified, is expected to survive.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man was shot Sunday afternoon in East Boca Raton. It was not immediately clear whether he survived. The shooting resulted in a large police response, but as of 7 a.m. Monday, Boca Raton Police had still not released information regarding the incident. Photos of the scene provided to BocaNewsNow.com show a man lying on the street next to a police officer and another person.

The dispatched location for the shooting is in the area of 400 SW 8th Street in Boca Raton.

Witnesses say it was a drug-related shooting in an area that residents say is becoming of concern. The dispatched address was 400 SW 8th Street, but those familiar with the situation tell BocaNewsNow.com that the actual location involves activity in an area condominium building that is constantly being reported for drug activity. Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that this is the second shooting in recent weeks in the area, although the Boca Raton Police Department has issued no advisories regarding recent shootings near the address.

The Sunday incident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday. The victim has been identified as a local resident who is well known to several in the area as well as police. BocaNewsNow.com is not identifying the victim at this time.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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