Man shot in West Palm Beach park

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)  A man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his back following a shooting in the 1900 block of Merry Place in West Palm Beach Thursday evening, said Allan Ortman, spokesman for the West Palm Beach Police Department.

Ortman said that three men were in a park on 1925 Merry Place when a masked man approached them and started shooting. The three men attempted to run away from the shooter, but one was hit in the back. The bullet traveled through his back and into his chest, Ortman said.

The victim was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred shortly before 8 p.m.

No additional details available at this time.