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Reporter: John Bachman

Three people are shot outside a convenience store in West Palm Beach. Police are still trying to figure out why, and the victims aren't being helpful.

All three victims are expected to be ok, but, based on the reaction of some people in the neighborhood, a lot of folks were shaken up by the gun fire. "There was a 17-year-old juvenile that was shot in the abdominal area. He was the most serious," says an investigator.

The victim's clothes still sit in the street on the corner of 6th Street and Sapodilla. Witnesses tell police a black car stopped in the intersection and fired as many as eight shots toward a convenience store parking lot.

Along with the 17 year old, 30-year-old Tanoris Gerald and 24-year-old Sam Crenshaw were also shot.

Many of the witnesses tell us they were too scared to talk on camera, but told us off camera they ducked for cover when they heard the shots.

Police say they are also getting very little information from the three shooting victims. "We are getting sporadic information. Sometimes, in these cases, it's very difficult to extract information from witnesses. They're afraid of talking to police. They're afraid of retaliation."

Police are concerned about retaliation, too, and that this triple drive by shooting doesn't lead to more violence. "We'll continue to investigate to follow this up during the coming days."

Police are asking anyone with more information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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