2 injured in shootout on St. Johns River in Astor

Man, woman hospitalized after ‘road rage on the water’

Two injured after boaters get into shootout

Three people were taken into custody and two were hospitalized following a shooting between groups who were boating and jet skiing Saturday on the St. Johns River in Astor, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting, described as “road rage on the water,” occurred in the area of Midway Marina, according to deputies.

A man and a woman were shot in the chest and airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with life-threatening injuries, deputies said. The man was later listed in stable condition, officials said.

No other details were released.

An investigation is ongoing.


ClickOrlando.com initially reported that three people were arrested, not taken into custody. We regret the error.