Man shot during argument in DeLeon Springs, deputies say

Shooting happened at home along Desoto Avenue

Volusia County Sheriff's Office (FILE) (WKMG 2021)

DeLEON SPRINGS, Fla. – A man was shot and injured Friday morning in DeLeon Springs, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded around 4:18 a.m. to a home on Desoto Avenue, just west of U.S. Highway 17, where a man had shot another man in the leg during an argument, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both men were among a group of three people having a conversation and drinking alcoholic beverages when the victim called the third person a derogatory name, deputies said.

The victim was shot twice in the leg and was taken to a hospital in a personal vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries while the shooter was soon interviewed by law enforcement, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The victim was uncooperative with investigators after being hospitalized, deputies added.

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