WCSO INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS; JUVENILE SUFFERS GUNSHOT WOUNDS

February 11, 2019

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that left a 16-year-old injured Monday Night.

Just before 5 p.m. deputies were called to Josephene Street in DeFuniak Springs. When they arrived, they discovered a juvenile suffering from gunshot wounds to the legs.

After interviewing witnesses, it was determined he was shot in the thigh area of both legs while standing near a vehicle with numerous others standing near and sitting in the car. Although, it is unclear who fired the shots it does not appear to be self-inflicted.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. He is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on the statements provided and evidence gathered at the scene it appears the incident may have been accidental in nature.

However, anyone with information is asked to contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at http://www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com/ or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.

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