Community Information Specialist
DELAND POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING THAT DAMAGED AGENCY VEHICLES
Police are investigating a shooting this weekend that damaged three agency vehicles.
On Sunday morning, officers were notified that the agency's Police Athletic League van had a flat tire. Upon inspecting the vehicle, it was found that a bullet had struck the right rear door of the van and through the bench seats inside.
The van had recently been purchased through a joint effort with The House Next Door and is utilized to transport elementary-aged children to the House Next Door's tutoring program. Here is an article about the van.
A spare K-9 vehicle, Crime Scene van and Community Service Aide vehicle also sustained varying degrees of damage.
Residents nearby that were later interviewed told police they heard gunshots about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and then a vehicle with a "loud muffler" driving away.
The investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has information on the shooting, they may submit a tip online here.
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