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Woman killed in Defuniak Springs shooting

Officers say witnesses observed a black male running on foot after hearing shots fired, but no...
Officers say witnesses observed a black male running on foot after hearing shots fired, but no suspects have been identified at this time.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:09 AM CDT
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A woman is dead after a shooting in Defuniak Springs late Wednesday night.

Defuniak Springs Police say officers, along with Defuniak Springs Fire and Walton County Fire Rescue, responded to a residence on North 6th Street at about 9:20 p.m. to find a woman had been shot. Medical personnel tried to revive the victim but were unsuccessful.

Officers say witnesses reported seeing a man running from the area after hearing shots fired, but no suspects have been identified at this time. They say multiple agencies are actively investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Rockett at (850) 892-8513. Callers may also remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at (850) 863-8477(TIPS).

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