Police: 13-year-old in custody after two children shot in Palm Bay

PALM BAY, Fla. — Two children were taken to the hospital after police say a 13-year-old shot them in Palm Bay on Saturday evening, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. along the 1400 block of Rila Street Southeast.

Two juvenile victims, who police did not identify, were taken to nearby hospitals in serious but stable condition, police said.

One of the victims was later transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

Police said the alleged shooter, a 13-year-old boy, is in custody.

The suspect, who police did not identify, will be charged with attempted murder, occupied burglary and possession of a firearm under 21, according to police.

Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.

Details leading up to the shooting have not been released.

Channel 9 reporter Deanna Allbrittin requested the arrest and incident reports, the charging affidavit and 911 calls to get more information, but she was told by police that information couldn't be released because the accused suspect is 13 years old and the investigation is ongoing.