School lockdowns lifted after Satellite Beach shooting

Satellite Beach police are investigating a shooting that left one person seriously injured in a residential neighborhood this morning.

Three nearby schools – DeLaura Middle School, Satellite Beach High and Spessard Holland Elementary – were placed on lockdown as a precaution. That lockdown was lifted at around 10 a.m.

The shooting was first reported about 7 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue. FLORIDA TODAY was at the scene by 7:15 a.m.

A man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head, police reported.

Several patrol cars responded within minutes, blocking off the area.

“There was some gunshots heard and a person was found with some injuries….Right now we’re trying to figure out what happened,” Satellite Beach Police Jeff Pearson told FLORIDA TODAY.

Chief Pearson arrived in the neighborhood a short time after the shooting and talked with several investigators.

Police are attempting to determine whether the shooting was the result of an assault or something self-inflicted.

“We’re looking at everything right now,” Pearson said.

Neighbors stood outside past the large swath of crime scene tape that blocked off the intersection at Kale Street and Glenwood Avenue as officers along with investigators stood outside.

Initial reports said that gunshots were heard in the area and that a man had been wounded. The man’s mother was also at the home and was seen being led by officers out of the home, wrapped in a thick blanket, and into a nearby unmarked police car.