[PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook / Eustis Police Department]
[Original Publish Date: 05/19/21]
EUSTIS, Florida — Eustis Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Kensington Street Tuesday night.
A man suffered two gunshot wounds around 6:20 p.m. and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, EPD Chief Craig Capri told Lake Legal News. He was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital for treatment.
“It looks like the victim is going to pull through,” Capri said.
EPD has developed information the shooting may be a part of an ongoing dispute with another man. Capri (who was on scene of the shooting), said he was comfortable EPD would have a suspect in custody soon. Police spoke with the victim briefly and expect him to cooperate after he receives medical treatment, Capri said. A witness to the shooting is also cooperating with investigators.
This is the first shooting in Eustis in 2021; in 2020 several shootings took place including a shooting at the city’s Light-Up Eustis event in November. A woman, who was not the intended target, was shot in the arm by a stray bullet shortly after the event officially ended. Seventeen-year-old Brycen Williams was later arrested for that shooting.
If you have information on Tuesday night’s shooting, call EPD at 352-357-4121.
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