Deadly fight in Magnolia Park

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - One man is dead, and another suspect is on the run following an overnight shooting. It started as a fight near a home in Magnolia Park and ended with gunfire.

Deputies, patrolling Magnolia Park, heard what sounded like gun shots just before midnight Wednesday. Shortly after hearing the shots, PBSO communications received a 911 regarding a person shot in the 5700 block of Briarwood Avenue.

Upon deputies arrival, they located the victim lying on the ground suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased on scene.

Witnesses told detectives the victim was in some sort of physical altercation with an unknown male, and, after hearing the shots, the suspect got into the passenger side of a dark colored two- or four-door medium-sized vehicle and fled.

More information will be released when it becomes available.