Melbourne police investigating shooting at local bar

Melbourne police investigating shooting at local bar
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MELBOURNE, Fla. — Melbourne police are looking for the person who shot a man outside a bar Sunday.

Police responded to a series of emergency calls just after midnight, the first reporting an altercation with shots fired in the parking lot of the City Limits Sports Bar and Grill on Dairy Road.

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Another person called police to report that someone had been shot and left in a vehicle.

A third call after that reported a car crash nearby.

Investigators determined the occupants of the car included the man who had been shot at the bar, identified as Tivon Johnson.

Johnson was taken to the hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.

The driver of the car was also hospitalized with injuries from the crash.

Investigators say Johnson had been at the bar and initiated the disturbance there.

Police say everyone went out to the bar’s parking lot where Johnson began fighting with another man who pulled a gun and shot at him.

The shooter left the scene before police arrived.

The Melbourne Police Department is asking anyone with information on what happened to call them at (321) 608-6459 or CrimeLine at 800-423-8477.

CrimeLine callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a reward.