Friday, January 12, 2018

East Williston Drive-By Shooting


January 12, 2018

 On January 11, 2018 a large number of deputies and investigators responded to a reported shooting in the area of County Road 318 and NE 207th Court outside of Williston, Florida.  The deputies were assisted by Williston Police Department units and personnel from the Levy County Department of Public Safety.  Investigators C.J. Perryman and Scott Stancil were assigned as the lead LCSO investigators. 

Once on scene, deputies located one elderly male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  The scene was secured and the victim was transported to a hospital as a trauma alert patient by the Levy County DPS. 

The investigation revealed that an unknown person or persons had fired at least 12 rounds from an unknown firearm into a residence on NE 207th Court.  The victim and another person (who was not injured) were inside the living room of the residence at the time of the shooting.  Witnesses told investigators that the bullets had been fired from an unknown type of vehicle that had a loud exhaust system on it.  The vehicle fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement. 

At this time, deputies have received very little cooperation from potential witnesses regarding this incident and the investigation is continuing.  Citizens are encouraged to report any and all potential leads in order to help prevent future violent incidents of this type.  Tips can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.  These tips can result in a financial reward that is also paid anonymously.  Callers can also report tips directly to LCSO Investigator Perryman or Stancil at 352-486-5111.    



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