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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN DELTONA
A search is on for two suspects in a Dodge Dart who were seen fleeing a fatal shooting in Deltona on Saturday. The victim, a 40-year-old man, was shot multiple times and transported by ambulance to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, where he was pronounced dead. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
The Sheriff’s Office began receiving multiple 911 calls at 12:01 p.m. reporting a shooting outside of a residence in the 2300-block of Fountain Road. “Shots fired, shots fired,” one excited caller reported. “Someone’s hit, please hurry.” Deputies began arriving at the scene four minutes later to find the victim, Brian Walsh, bleeding in the backyard of 2355 Fountain Road. Walsh was breathing, but unconscious at the time and later died at the hospital.
The victim lived at the residence where the shooting took place. Several other family members were also there at the time and are being interviewed by Sheriff’s detectives in an effort to determine what sparked the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing two Black men at the scene who fled in a black-colored Dodge Dart. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Information also can be submitted by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site (http://www.westopcrime.com/). Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.
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