Brevard County

Teen killed in possible accidental shooting, police say

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Cocoa Beach police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Friday night.

According to police, a Satellite Beach teen died of an apparent gunshot wound.


Police said they responded to Cape Canaveral Hospital at about 11 p.m. in reference to a patient with a gunshot wound.

The investigation led to the 150 block of Cedar Avenue, where police believe the shooting occurred.

Read: Sheriff investigating a fatal shooting at hookah bar in Kissimmee, deputies say

Police said the shooting appears to be the tragic result of the mishandling of a firearm.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Read: Your guide to Orlando Come Out With Pride 2021

If you have information relating to this case, please contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.

Read: Mild temps with slight chance of storms on Saturday

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.