Port St. Lucie Police investigating shooting in the 800 block of SW Swan Avenue
On February 24, 2018 at around 1:50 am, two Port St. Lucie Police Officers were in the parking lot of Valero gas station located in the 700 block of SW Bayshore Boulevard when they heard several gunshots coming from a parking lot in the 800 block of SW Swan Avenue. The parking lot is used for overflow parking for the Cafe Hookah, which is located in the 600 block of SW Bayshore Boulevard.
The officers immediately went to the area of the gunshots as people were leaving the scene. The arriving officers found 7 spent hand gun rounds in the parking lot but were unable to locate a victim. While the officers were investigating the shooting scene in the parking lot they were notified that another officer stopped the victim's a car a short distance away on SW Bayshore Boulevard. Officers noticed several bullet holes in the victim car and located an 18 year old male victim with three gunshot wounds sitting in the rear seat.
Preliminary investigation revealed there were 3 people in the victim car, front seat driver and passenger and the shooting victim in the back seat. As the three were sitting in the car, after leaving Cafe Hookah, an unknown assailant opened fire using a .45 caliber handgun to shoot at least 7 rounds at the car. The victim was shot in the arm, abdomen, and chest. After the shooting the suspect fled the area. The driver of the victim car left the scene in an attempt to get medical treatment when they were stopped by police.
The gunshot victim is being treated for his wounds at a local hospital as Port St. Lucie Police Detectives continue their investigation. If anyone has information on this case please contact the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.