Man calls 911 after being shot several times in Altamonte Springs, police say

Victim taken to Orlando hospital for treatment

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A 21-year-old man called 911 after he was shot multiple times in Altamonte Springs late Thursday night, police said.

Police said Devin Jefferson was wounded in the shooting, which was reported at 10 p.m. near North Maitland Avenue and Oranole Road.

According to police, Jefferson said he was traveling southbound on Maitland Avenue when a white Toyota Camry pulled up next to him and someone began shooting. Police said Jefferson was struck several times in the leg, pelvis, buttocks and his hand.

Jefferson got out of his vehicle, a white BMW X4, which had struck a light pole and ran to some nearby bushes where he called 911, police said.

According to police, Jefferson was not completely forthcoming with information or a description of the suspect and stated he did not wish to assist with the investigation nor prosecution.

He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

"It is believed this incident is isolated and the victim was targeted," police said in a statement. "If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441 or dial 911."

Neighbors described the area as quiet with several churches nearby.

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