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Man shot during suspected drug deal

Boca Raton, FL – On Friday, October 18, at 10:35 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to report of a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of NW 15th Vista.

The 22 year old victim was shot once then ran to a nearby bar where police were called. The victim, Toney Moore Jr., was transported to Delray Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

Officers spoke with a friend of Moore’s who was with him when he got shot. The friend told officers that they had talked earlier about buying marijuana and Moore had directed him to a parking lot. They parked the car and a male approached them and an altercation ensued. Moore was shot and ran for help.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and the victim in an effort to identify the suspect. The investigation is on-going. If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Ron Mello at (561) 620-6186 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.