Victim dies at hospital after shooting incident in Gifford area

Indian River County sheriff’s detectives conducting homicide investigation

Indian River County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a homicide that took place early Thursday morning.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a homicide investigation in the Gifford community following an early morning shooting on Thursday.

The incident was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of 33rd Avenue in the Gifford community. A victim was shot and transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, where that person succumbed to the injuries.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t released the name of the victim. But officials assured area residents there was no danger to the community.

The sheriff’s office maintained a large presence in the area of the shooting throughout the day Thursday, so motorists were advised to seek alternate routes. Sheriff’s officials cleared the area late Thursday afternoon and traffic patterns returned to normal, a report states.

Detectives are continuing to work all leads. No suspect information was available to be released Thursday, according to the report.

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