STUART – Police are investigating a reported early New Year’s Day incident in which a man was shot while in the East Stuart area, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Stuart Police at 2:25 a.m. on New Years Day were called about the incident and determined that a man in his 30s had been shot in the face in the 800 block of South 10th Street. Is, said Sgt. Brian Bossio, Stuart Police spokesperson.
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The 10th Street Community Center is located in Block 700 of Southeast 10th Street.
Bossio said the man rushed to a relative and called 911.
An altercation occurred, he said, and the incident “was not a random shooting.”
The man was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. Bossio said his injuries were not considered life threatening.
The shooting took place outside, as opposed to a house, Bossio said.
Those with information on the shooting are asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS or Detective Chris Heitfeld at 772-220-3958.
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