Officials are investigating two possible shark attacks

Posted at 8:52 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 08:52:33-04
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - Officials are investigating two possible shark attacks.
They believe the sharks targeted two beach goers. 
One mom says she was with her family on south Melbourne beach, just minutes before a 10-year-old girl got a six-inch gash on her leg. Officials say it's likely the shark sunk it's teeth into her calf. 
"My kids love the water but they're afraid of sharks, so it hit home when I have girl of that age.
We are aware of that type of thing, but you don't really think it's going happen to you," said beach goer Eileen Flaherty. 
The beach was cleared until there was no evidence of sharks in the water.
The young victim is expected to be okay. 
Meanwhile, a woman swimming not so far away near Ocean Avenue on Melbourne Beach, was bitten by a shark as well. 
Although her injuries were not serious enough to send her to the hospital. 
While both bites happened in Brevard County, it's actually Volusia County that's known as the shark bite capital of the world.