Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:24 Thursday morning in reference to a shots fired call that occurred in the area of State Road 285 and Interstate 10.
According to statements taken, two victims were traveling southbound on State Road 285 when a dark colored SUV pulled beside them and began to open fire.
The suspect vehicle pulled in front of the victim’s vehicle, stopped, and a suspect jumped out of the SUV and charged the victims.
Several rounds were fired during the attack, with one striking the male victim in the leg.
A struggle ensued but the suspects left the scene shortly after and headed northbound on 285. The armed suspect is described as a black male wearing a hoodie and a mask.
Evidence was recovered from the scene, and the victim’s vehicle was towed and impounded to be processed as a crime scene. The male victim was treated for his wound at a nearby hospital.
Investigators are still investigating this incident.