ORMOND BEACH, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital late Wednesday night. The 48-year-old victim had just driven away from a store in Ormond Beach when he was shot twice in his car near 1336 Par Ave at about 11:30 p.m. A female passenger in his car was uninjured. The man was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he is currently in surgery.
About five minutes later deputies found a van that matched the description of the suspect vehicle given by the shooting witnesses. With the assistance of the Daytona Beach Police Department and a Sheriff’s Office helicopter, the van was tracked as it drove recklessly through a residential area until it finally crashed a 421 Whitney Street in Daytona Beach. Three men fled on foot from the crash, but two of them were quickly captured. The third subject is still at large.
Investigators are now talking with witnesses and the two captured suspects to determine the circumstances of the shooting. More information will be released as it becomes available.