O-C-S-O Investigates Sunday Evening Shooting

FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which a Fort Walton Beach man says he accidentally shot himself with a handgun.

Deputies were called to an area behind 219 Racetrack Road around 5:20 yesterday evening (December 29th).

They found 35-year old Clinton Scott of Lowry Drive on the ground with a gun nearby. A witness on the scene says Scott was selling him his gun and had placed it on the hood of a car. He says Scott picked it up and a single shot went off, striking Scott in the abdomen.

Scott was taken by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment.

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