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Man shot in back in Daytona Beach after hit-and-run crash, police say

Victim seeks help at Justice Center on US-1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was shot in the back after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday in Daytona Beach, police said.

The shooting happened on Fremont Avenue, and the victim drove to the Justice Center on U.S. 1 to seek help, according to Daytona Beach police.

According to police, the man was driving a white van when he was involved in a possible hit-and-run crash. He was then shot at least once by the other driver, police said.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Rob Miller lives nearby and said he heard the gunfire on Fremont Avenue.

“I was sitting here and heard like four gunshots,” Miller said. “It was like pah pah pah pah, one after another like four times.”

Miller said he saw what may have been the suspect’s car leaving the scene. A Daytona Beach Police report indicates the suspect vehicle was a red sedan.

“Came flying through here, turned the corner and that’s all I heard,” said Miller.

Investigators said they’re searching for the other driver and a red car with paint damage.

The shooting victim’s van has a bullet hole in it, a shattered window and damage from the crash.

No other details, including what led to the crash and shooting, have been released.


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