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SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN DELTONA
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting late Saturday night in Deltona that sent a 39-year-old man to the hospital. The victim was inside his pickup truck with three children ages 12, 12 and 14 when the shooting occurred. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the right forearm, right armpit area and left wrist. One of the children also sustained a small cut on his finger from broken glass. The adult victim was airlifted by Sheriff’s Office helicopter to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for medical treatment. The child also was taken to the hospital by ambulance to have his injury tended to.
The Sheriff’s Office received an initial call at 11:03 p.m. from a resident on Adams Avenue who reported hearing the sound of gunshots in the distance. A minute later, a second call was received from a convenience store on Elkcam Boulevard reporting that there had been a shooting and the victim and three children were at the store seeking help. When deputies arrived, they learned that the shooting had occurred about a half-mile away, on Sable Avenue. That’s where the victim and the children were pulling into their driveway on Sable Avenue when a vehicle pulled in behind them and two men wearing masks got out and started shooting. The injured victim drove off to get away and went to the nearby store to get help.
The adult victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. Detectives believe robbery was the motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151