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Man, 49, dies after being shot, crashing car, police say

Police unsure how many people might be involved

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead inside a car early Saturday, police say.

A DBPD spokesperson said they received calls about a person being shot inside a vehicle on the 800 block of Magnolia Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

Police said they found the victim, Allen Johnson, 49, in the driver's seat of a red Nissan that was crashed in front of a home on Magnolia Avenue. Johnson received medical treatment at the scene, but was pronounced dead minutes later, police said.

"I don't feel safe, I don't feel safe," one resident said. "We're scared, we are scared in Daytona."

Police said the shooting started when Johnson was involved in an altercation on El Dorado Street. Chief Craig Capri told News 6 that someone came up to the vehicle and fired several shots.

"I don't know how many times he was actually hit, but the car I could see was hit at least four times from the outside in," Capri said.

News 6 counted at least 10 evidence markers at the first scene.

Capri says Johnson was able to drive four blocks before crashing the car on Magnolia Avenue. Police said two other people inside the vehicle jumped out of the car while it was still moving and ran off.

Capri said those two people are considered witnesses. Officers set up a perimeter looking for them.

"Probably very good witnesses that can help us out," Capri said.

Capri said they don't have any suspect information at this time. He does not believe the community is in any danger.

Bethune Cookman University sent the following alert to students Saturday morning: “DBPD is working a shooting Lockhart/ISB suspects ran towards area of CCE please stay of area no description at this time.”

This marks the second fatal shooting that happened overnight in Daytona Beach. Police are searching for Michael Gaurdino, 22, who is accused of fatally shooting Victoria Akers, 24, in front of a beachside pizza shop.

The chief tells News 6 that gun violence in his city is unacceptable, and two homicides in one night is too many.

"We're not going to tolerate it. We're going to come out tonight until further notice in full force to take back these streets," Capri said. "Gun violence is unacceptable, unacceptable."

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.


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