Man fatally shot overnight in West Palm ID'd

Man fatally shot overnight in West Palm ID'd

The West Palm Beach Police Department said in a written statement Tuesday morning they are investigating an overnight homicide.

At about 1:51 a.m., police received a 911 call that there was possibly a deceased man to the rear of a residence located along the 3800 block of Westview Ave.

When officers arrived they found the victim, who appeared to have died from gunshot wound(s).

Police said there is no suspect information at this time. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Courtney Jones of West Palm Beach.

Neighbors in the Northwood Hills community told WPTV the house is a "chronic nuisance." The president of the community association, Andy Pereria, said, "we love this city, we love this place, there's a reason why we live here. I'm not afraid of being here but I just need the leaders to step up."

Pereria and others went to the city to complain about the house that has been abandoned since the owner died. Pereria says enough hasn't been done to crack down on the house filled with "squatters and drug dealers."

Code Enforcement has issued 18 violations for the property.

In December, Lorraine Burney says her house was shot up from an incident at the house in question.

The city of West Palm Beach has yet to respond to WPTV's request as to why more hasn't been done.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or the lead Detective Andrea Branch at 561-822-1691.

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