UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Shot in Titusville on Wednesday Dies, Police Say

victim identified Mercutio Nicholias Burford

ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville Police are continuing their shooting investigation after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed near 1100 North Washington Avenue on Wednesday.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police are continuing their shooting investigation after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed near 1100 North Washington Avenue on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old has been identified as Mercutio Nicholias Burford.

Police say the shooting incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, when officers responded to a report of an injured person near a bike trail in the area.

When police officers arrived, they located the Burford with an apparent gunshot wound laying near the bike trail just across the US-1 from Parrish Medical Center.

The preliminary investigation has revealed the unknown suspect shot Burford and fled south on foot from the crime scene and is still at large.

Burford was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but was later pronounced dead.

Detectives are working all leads and request that if anyone with information call police at 321-264-7800 or in this case can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 by contacting CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.

ABOVE MAP: Titusville Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting near 1100 North Washington Avenue in Titusville after a man was found shot and sustained life threatening injuries.

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