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One shot in Walton County Sunday night

One person was severely injured in a shooting in DeFuniak Springs Sunday night.
One person was severely injured in a shooting in DeFuniak Springs Sunday night.(AP GraphicsBank)
Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 10:13 PM CST
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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 1/11/21 9:48 a.m.:

One person is severely injured after a shooting in DeFuniak Springs Sunday night.

Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies say more than a dozen shots were fired in the area of Fairfield Drive and U.S. Highway 90. Deputies say when they arrived on scene, they found a vehicle with bullet holes and a victim inside.

The victim was taken by helicopter to a local hospital. Deputies say the victim’s wounds were severe, but not life-threatening.

A witness told deputies the suspect vehicle sped off heading east toward DeFuniak Springs after the shooting. The witness was not able to determine the make and model of the shooter’s vehicle.

Investigators were on the scene into the early hours of Monday. They say the found shell casings and bullet fragments stretching down Highway 90 from Owens Toad to west of Fairfield Drive.

If you have any information on this case, call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8111.

Walton County Sheriff’s officials one person was shot Sunday night in DeFuniak Springs.

According to a Facebook post, investigators are in the area of Highway 90 and Fairfield Drive. They say one victim was life-flighted.

Highway 90 is shut down at the moment. Traffic is being rerouted down Woodyard Road to Boy Scout.

Officials say it is an active scene.

No more information has been released at this time.

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