Man shot, killed by gunman in clown mask outside Daytona Beach store, records show

Fatal shooting investigated near D Town Supermarkets

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was shot and killed early Monday outside a small grocery store in Daytona Beach by person wearing a clown mask, according to a police report.

The fatal shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. outside the D Town Supermarkets on Orange Avenue, east of Nova Road.

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According to a Daytona Beach Police Department incident report, a witness said the victim was approached by a group of people, including a man wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a clown mask. Police said they are still working to confirm the description of the assailant.

The witness said the masked man took out a revolver and shot the victim in the head, according to the report.

The gunman then pointed the revolver at one of the witnesses, but another person stepped between the two and pleaded with him not to shoot, police said. The shooter then ran away, according to authorities.

Daytona Beach police said the victim was taken to Halifax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said there are two persons of interest at this time.

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