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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – On Saturday, March 6, 2021, just after 12:30 pm, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Road patrol deputies responded to 7701 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, in reference to what was reported as a possible active shooter in the parking lot. Upon arrival, a road patrol sergeant observed a male armed with a hand gun and took him into custody without incident.
At the same time a caller from the 7600 block of Hooper Road was reporting a male suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot. The investigation revealed the suspect, later identified as Wilfred Preval Jr, 34, of Miramar Florida, ran into the Advanced Diagnostic Group Office building threatening multiple customers, he exited the rear stairwell and began to fire his handgun striking and killing a victim.
After further investigation, detectives arrested the suspect, Preval, and he was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of firing a weapon in public or on residential property, and negligent manslaughter. At this time he remains in the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center with no bond.