16-year-old dies in shooting

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide


OKEECHOBEE – The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old male.

On Nov. 16, at 11:26 p.m., OCSO deputies responded to HCA Raulerson Hospital in reference to a shooting victim who had been brought to the hospital. A 16-year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound had been transported to the hospital in a private e vehicle.

The victim was transported to Lawnwood Hospital in Ft. Pierce, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information about the shooting, please contact Detective Quinton Speed at 863-763-3117, ext. 5103. N