• Three shot during Cocoa home invasion, police say

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    COCOA, Fla. - Police are searching for two people who allegedly shot three people early Saturday during a home invasion in Cocoa that police said was targeted, officers said. 

    Photos: Three shot during Cocoa home invasion, police say

    The shooting occurred inside an apartment where two men lived around 2:20 a.m. along the 600 block of Hughlett Avenue, police said. 

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    One of the occupants, a man in his 20s, was shot multiple times and is in critical condition at the hospital. The other occupant was shot once and was conscious when police arrived. 

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    Witnesses told police that two suspects, wearing masks, stormed into the apartment where the two men lived and ultimately began shooting, police said. 

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    Police said a neighbor who tried to intervene was also shot as the suspects fled. 

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    Police did not say why they believe the home invasion was targeted. They have not identified the suspects. 

    Any nearby business owners with exterior security cameras are asked to contact Detective Anthony Colombo at 321-313-3270.

    The shooting woke up Melissa Fletcher. 

    "My heart was beating so fast," she said. "It was terrifying. All I heard was literally, 'Boom!' And then all of a sudden, 'Pop! Pop! Pop!'"

    Fletcher said she ran outside and saw two masked men storm into her neighbor's apartment before hearing gunshots. 

    "The police ran up, saying, 'Everybody stay inside!'" she said. 

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