NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
July 1, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

LANDVIEW DRIVE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION

      The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place on Landview Drive in Fort Walton Beach around six o'clock  this evening (Wednesday).  Deputies responded to reports of a fight in the street and multiple shots fired.

     A female was hit once in the upper arm and was transported by medical helicopter to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.

     Deputies closed down several nearby streets while searching for individuals involved.

     Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

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