Police say man who claims he was shot at rest stop fired gun himself

Seminole County investigators have determined that a shooting at an Interstate 4 rest stop started as an accidental discharge.

They say a man fired additional rounds inside his vehicle and claimed someone shot him. Charges of making false report and discharging weapon are pending.

It happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the rest stop just off westbound Interstate 4 near State Road 434 in Longwood. 




Deputies responded to reports of shots fired. 

According to Seminole County Fire Rescue, a 40-year-old man was found in a vehicle with a non life-threatening head wound.

He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.