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Man, 36, shot to death while eating dinner with his family in Daytona Beach home

Investigators said incident was a drive-by

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Daytona Beach, police said Wednesday.

Fausto Flores Hernandez was 36.

Investigators said his family, which includes his wife and two children, was inside eating at the time. When shots were fired, Hernandez stood up, which is when he was hit by gunfire, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Franklin Street.

Authorities found at least 20 shell casings around the home, Daytona Deputy Police Chief Jakrai Young said.

Investigators also found bullet holes in the house -- specifically through the front window, next to the door.

Hernandez was shot once in the head, Young said.

At last check, Hernandez’s family was at the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Young said authorities believe the house was targeted, but they don’t know who inside was the intended target.

Hernandez is not known to law enforcement, Young added.

“It looks like (Hernandez) was eating right there by the door, so he stood up, and one shot came to the door, and that’s the one that struck him," Young said. “... We’re out here in force. We’re going to do everything in our power to bring the suspects to justice. That’s probably the best that we can do at this point in time.”


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