Boynton Beach Police are investigating a shooting that critically injured a 32-year-old woman on Sunday night.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Northeast 11th Avenue at around 11:39 p.m., and found the victim, identified as Melissa Lavell, on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds.
Lavell told police that a man tried to rob her. She provided the description of a skinny black male with dreadlocks, wearing a white tank top and basketball shorts.
Lavell was taken via trauma alert to Delray Medical Center where she remains in critical but stable condition.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 561-732-8116 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted via our MyPD App and our website, You can remain anonymous.