• Deputies: Man who says someone shot him in Volusia County forest actually shot himself

    By: Jason Kelly


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A 30-year-old man who said someone shot him Tuesday afternoon in the Tiger Bay State Forest later admitted to shooting himself, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

    Deputies said Colon N. Woods reported shortly after 3:45 p.m. that someone had shot him in the leg near Bear Island and Gopher Ridge roads.

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    Investigators said they asked Woods several times if the shooting was an accident or self-inflicted.

    Officials said that while they were searching for a gunman, Woods told them he had shot himself and fabricated his story.

    He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.

    Deputies said Woods will face charges.

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    The shooting remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

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