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Deputies investigate shooting in Vero Beach

Deputies investigate shooting in Vero Beach (WPEC)

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Vero Beach that left one person dead.

The shooting occurred at the 5300 block of State Route 60 in Vero Beach.

The Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 38 year old Dennis Wayne Hicks of Fort Pierce.

Deputies say they believe the incident was a road rage shooting involving two vehicles heading east on SR-60.

The victim, who occupied the first vehicle was found dead, believed to be caused by a gunshot wound. Deputies say the occupants of the second vehicle, a man and a woman, were questioned for hours. While the scene remains active, and additional evidence is gathered, the couple was released without charges. The Sheriff's Office took both the cars of the suspected shooter and the victim into evidence as part of the continued investigation.

Deputies said the driver of a third vehicle witnessed the shooting.

CBS12 will provide an update on this developing story.


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