1 dead, 1 injured after Titusville shooting, police say

The Titusville Police Department say they are investigating after two people were shot, putting one of them in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and the other dead.

They said that the incident happened on Wednesday morning near the intersection of South Grannis Avenue and Tropic Street. A 40-year-old man, Darius Smith, was found dead on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. A female victim was found nearby and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries due to a gunshot wound.

Their investigation reportedly revealed that the victims were shot by a suspect(s) who immediately fled after the incident. No one has been arrested yet for the crime.

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Detectives said that they believe the victims were specifically targeted and that this was not just a random act of violence.

Those with information on the shooting are encouraged to contact police at 321-264-7800 or by calling Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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