DELAND, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy and a 46-year-old man were shot Monday night during a drive-by in the Spring Hill area of DeLand, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Delaware Avenue.
The victims were taken by private vehicles to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The teen is in stable condition and is expected to recover, while the man was treated and released, according to sheriff’s officials.
Deputies said a preliminary investigation shows a vehicle pulled up to a residence and began shooting at the teen after a brief altercation. The older victim was in the area and was also struck, deputies said.
Officials said detectives have been unable to gather many details from the victims but a witness said he heard people arguing outside, with one person asking the other to leave them alone, before the gunfire.
Anyone with information is asked to call 386-943-7866 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-8488.