No injuries reported after gunshots fired at Daytona Beach police officers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Investigators with the Daytona Beach Police Department are trying to figure out who fired gunshots at two of their officers Friday afternoon.


According to the police department, the two officers were called to the 900 block of Essex Rd. just before 3:30 p.m. to perform a well-being check.

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They weren’t able to find the person referenced in the call, but as they were walking back to their patrol car, the officers say they heard three or four gunshots that seemed to be directed at them.

According to the police department, the shots were so close, the officers noted that they could hear the bullets as they flew by them.

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The officers weren’t injured.

Police say they performed a door-to-door search of the area to ensure everyone’s safety and will have an increased presence there until their investigation into the shooting is complete.

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“We take this type of violence very seriously and an attack on our officers will not be tolerated,” the department said in a press release. “We will be conducting a relentless investigation into this cowardly act.”

They’re asking anyone with information on the case to call the police department at (386) 671-5200.

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