2 people shot at Daytona Beach motel

Authorities say man, woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries

By Troy Blevins, Troy Campbell - Reporter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two people were shot Friday evening at a Daytona Beach motel, police said.

The shooting happened at Heritage Inn in the 1100 block of South Ridgewood Avenue.

Police said Frederick Peters and his girlfriend were shot during an argument.

Peters was arguing with Heath Banner outside a room of the motel. Police said Banner pulled out a shotgun and shot at Peters. Peters had a gun in his waistband that he showed to Banner, the report said.

Police said Peters' girlfriend was an innocent bystander in the shooting.

Peters and his girlfriend suffered leg injuries and were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center. Authorities said they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Banner was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Peters was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

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