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2 shot in New Smyrna Beach

Police investigate shooting

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Two people were shot early Monday in New Smyrna Beach in a drug deal gone bad, according to police.

The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. on Washington Street near U.S. 1 and State Road 44.

Police said two men, one of whom is homeless, were trading marijuana for cocaine when one of them pulled out a gun. 

During a struggle, the gun went off, and a bullet struck Timothy Holloway in the arm and Raheem Hayward man in the thigh, police said.

Willie Singleton who was a resident at the home on Washington Street where the shooting occurred said his phone was taken during the incident. 

No other details have been released.

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