BOCA RATON — A man is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting in the Dixie Manor neighborhood of Boca Raton. As of around 5:45 p.m., the area is only open to residents of that community as police search for the alleged shooter.
The shooting occurred around 1:45 p.m. Sunday at 1350 North Dixie Highway. Police did not immediately identify either victim, but said the suspect knew the victims.
It all started when a group of people were hanging out in front of one of the apartments, according to a statement from the Boca Raton Police Department. A car pulled up and someone in the vehicle got into an argument with one of the people in the group hanging out.
A fight broke out between the two groups and one person at the scene shot one of the men involved in the fight and someone else nearby, before fleeing in a gray, older model, officials say. Now police are searching for the suspect and the vehicle they fled in.
No other information was immediately available.
Anyone with information is asked to call Boca Raton Police at 561-338-1344.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.