- By Jeff Ostrowski Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
A 26-year-old man died after a shooting near West Palm Beach on Saturday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
Benton Lee died shortly after arriving at a local hospital, according to a sheriff’s office spokeswoman.
Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 7600 block of Hooper Road, an industrial area near Florida’s Turnpike and Southern Boulevard.
Deputies arrived to find Lee with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it’s investigating Lee’s death as a homicide.
So far, the motive and the suspect’s identity are a mystery.
Lee is the 71st homicide victim in 2018, according to a Palm Beach Post database.
The site of Lee’s death is near two other homicide incidents this year:
Anyone with information about Lee’s death is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County 800-458-8477 (TIPS).