DELAND, Fla. - Authorities in Volusia County are investigating after they said a man was shot multiple times in DeLand.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, deputies responded to a call of shots fired along W. Ida Street.
Investigators said a man was in a parked vehicle when a group of men with shirts covering their heads approached him and opened fire. The sheriff said the victim tried to flee but the group chased him down.
"He jumped from the vehicle and ran, and they followed him and continued shooting" Sheriff Chitwood explained. "Right now, this is in the very early stages of the investigation."
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the shooting victim as 27-year-old Clifton Hafner and said that he died at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-943-VCSO (8276).
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