Suspect arrested in shooting outside health department in Belle Glade

An 18-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after he opened fire outside the health department in Belle Glade and was shot by one of his intended victims in self-defense, deputies said.

Randolph Jackson, 18, was arrested early Tuesday morning on four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Jackson was riding home on a Palm Tran bus Monday after a meeting with his probation officer in West Palm Beach when he got into a dispute with another passenger on the bus.

The argument continued when Randolph and the other man arrived in Belle Glade.

According to the report, surveillance video shows four people walking toward their vehicles outside the C.L. Brumback Glades Health Center when Jackson began shooting at them. The victims can be seen on the video running and ducking for cover.

One of the four victims grabbed a gun from his vehicle and returned gunfire in self-defense, deputies said, wounding Jackson.

Deputies followed a trail of blood from the parking lot to the health center to find Jackson with a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. Deputies said a pistol was found nearby.

Jackson was taken to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, where he was treated for his gunshot wound. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

According to the arrest report, one of the victims was shot in the left thigh and another was shot in the buttocks.

While he was interviewed in the hospital, Jackson admitted to being on the bus and arguing with one of the victims, but he denied any involvement in the shooting.

Jackson was being held without bond in a Palm Beach County jail.

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