The Boynton Beach Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a 32 year old woman.

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 on this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-8477 or submit a tip online at You will stay anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000!