Boater who fired shots on Shingle Creek questioned by deputies
Alleged gunman questioned after contacting Sheriff's Office
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The alleged gunman who fired shots in Tuesday's boating incident was questioned Wednesday after contacting the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the man was questioned by detectives and the investigation remains ongoing.
The shooting happened Tuesday in the Boating Boulevard area in the northwest area of Shingle Creek.
Witnesses think the gunman fired up to ten rounds toward a crowd of roughly a dozen young adults in Shingle Creek near Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee.
Deputies released cellphone video taken by a witness who saw the four men on the boat take off after one of them opened fire on a crowd of people swimming.
"Nine shots. Swear to God, call 911 right now," a person in the crowd can be heard saying on the video.
"Crazy. We didn't do anything to the dude. He just started telling us he was going to kill us," said Cal Miller, who was in the crowd when the unknown boater opened fire. "He came up on his boat and he kept shooting around us, like right next to us. He kept shooting his gun."
Deputies said it began with an exchange of words but the verbal fight escalated and it's unclear what caused the gunman to pull the trigger.
Witnesses said the other men aboard the boat encouraged the gunman to shoot.
"They were kind of taunting him. They were telling him to shoot us," said Miller, who thinks the gunman was aiming to scare them.
Deputies said the gunman could face an aggravated battery charge.
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