Ft. Walton Beach Shooting

A Fort Walton Beach man was shot three times early this morning while reportedly standing outside a home on Yorktown Circle.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots fired around 2:43 a.m. The caller reported hearing what sounded like multiple shots and then a vehicle speeding off onto Willow Bend Drive.

Deputies found 20-year old De’on Sanders of Poulton Drive in the front yard of a home at 3068 Yorktown Circle. Sanders, who suffered wounds to his leg, abdomen and arm, was alert and conscious when deputies arrived. He was taken to a Pensacola hospital for treatment.

The OCSO is investigating and asks anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

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