Daytona Beach Police say they are looking for a 27-year old man from Palm Coast, after four people were shot in Daytona Beach Tuesday night. Police were first called shortly after 11 Tuesday evening to a shooting at 1042 Sheridan Road, southwest of Nova Road and George W. Engram Boulevard.
Officers arriving on the scene along Sheridan Road were told that the people who had been shot had already gone to the hospital, and that no one had seen what had happened, but had only heard the shooting outside. At that time, Halifax Hospital Security reported that two gunshot victims had arrived at the Emergency Room. Police then received reports of other people shot at the Midtown Cultural Center on George W. Engram Boulevard.
Officers responding to the Center discovered that two people had been shot while driving along Wilson Avenue, which runs north and south of Sheridan Road. The two victims at the Center were transported to Halifax Hospital by EVAC ambulance. Police say none of the persons shot suffered life threatening injuries. Three of the victims had been shot in the legs, plus one of those victims had also been shot in the pelvis, and a fourth victim was shot in the arm.
During their investigation, police say they found spent shell casings and blood in the area of 1042 Sheridan Road, and there were also two cars at the scene with bullet holes in them. Daytona Beach Police Detectives also interviewed the victims at the hospital, who identified a suspect.
Meanwhile, a car identified as having left the area of the shootings fled from police in South Daytona. The driver later left the car parked behind a residence. South Daytona police found the vehicle, three guns, and the suspect who they say was hiding in an apartment at 1750 South Palmetto Drive. He was identified as the brother of the shooting suspect in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Police say they have obtained a warrant for 27-year old Rakim Watson, who is last known to have lived in Palm Coast. The warrant includes four charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Watson, also known by the nickname Cash, is described as a black male, six feet in height and weighing 190 pounds.
If you have information for police about this case, you can text a message beginning with DBTIPS to Crimes at 274637. Or, you can also navigate to the Daytona Beach Police website at www.dbpd.us and click on Anonymous Crime Tip.
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