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One injured, 14 rounds fired in DeFuniak Springs shooting; WCSO seeking public assistance

Courtesy: Walton County Sheriff Twitter account
Courtesy: Walton County Sheriff Twitter account(WJHG)
Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 12:25 PM CST
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (Press Release) - A DeFuniak Springs shooting has left one severely injured after more than a dozen shots were fired late Sunday evening.

The first 9-1-1 call came in at 8:07 pm when a caller reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the area of Fairfield Drive and U.S. Highway 90. When deputies arrived, they located a vehicle with bullet holes and a victim inside.

The patient was quickly transported by helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The victim’s wounds are severe, but not life-threatening.

A witness at the scene reported the suspect vehicle sped off after firing more than a dozen rounds at the car and headed east toward DeFuniak Springs. The witness stated the cars were headed west at the time of the shooting.  After the suspect vehicle stopped next the victim’s car it went down and turned around firing shots as it headed back East on 90.

The witness was unable to determine the make and model of the shooter’s vehicle.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene into the early morning hours Monday collecting shell casings and bullet fragments stretching west down 90 from Owens Road to west of Fairfield (approximately 2/10 of a mile).

Anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone traveling in the area at the time of the incident is asked to call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers 850-863-TIPS (8477). You could be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.