Volusia Co. deputy shot at near Lake Helen

- A Volusia County deputy escaped injury after the sheriff's office says the deputy was shot at while investigating a trespassing complaint near Lake Helen.

A search for the shooter continued late Sunday night.

The sheriff's office says the deputy was doing a patrol east of Kicklighter Road, near Sand Crane Lane, when he came under fire at about 6:45 p.m. in a wooded area.

Deputies say he was out of his patrol car and returned fire, but it's unknown if the suspect was hit.

Deputies and a K-9 unit were dispatched to the area, along with the sheriff's office helicopter.

Orange City and Lake Helen Police Departments are helping with the search.

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