Community Information Specialist
UPDATE: 05/25/17 - 9:17 a.m.
As of this morning, the boy is in critical but stable condition.
The reports are available and the 911 calls are slso available through the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident remains under investigation.
DELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING AFTER 5-YEAR-OLD SHOT IN HEAD WITH PELLET GUN
Authorities are investigating circumstances that led to a 5-year-old boy shot in the head with a pellet gun Wednesday afternoon around 3:15 p.m.
DeLand Police were alerted after the boy’s mother called 9-1-1 to say he was not breathing and had apparently been hit in the head by a concrete block. But a preliminary investigation revealed a group of juveniles were playing with a pellet gun in the 700 block of East Carolina Avenue when the boy was shot.
The boy suffered trauma to the head and is being transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. He is reportedly in stable condition.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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