DELTONA, Fla. – UPDATE: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday night it has identified a person of interest in the Deltona shooting, which killed a 16-year-old and injured a 17-year-old on Oct. 31.
The sheriff’s office said they believe the shooting may have taken place during a house party in the area of 1400 Waterview Drive. Deputies identified the person who died as 16-year-old Xyrus Zelaya.
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According to a release, the sheriff’s office said the investigation began when deputies were called to Halifax Health in Deltona after Zelaya arrived just after midnight Sunday. Deputies said they then learned another shooting victim, the 17-year-old, had arrived at Central Florida Regional Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to officials, Zelaya died soon after as a result of their injuries.
Officials said detectives were aware of a disturbance at the house party and are interviewing those involved to determine the situation surrounding the shooting.
The sheriff’s office have not identified the 17-year-old.
Detectives are currently collecting evidence and witness statements and this is still an active investigation.
Our Major Case Unit detectives are investigating an overnight shooting in Deltona that left one person dead and another victim being treated for gunshot wounds following a house party. We will release more details when it becomes available.— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) October 31, 2021