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.
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.
The shooting remains under investigation.
No other details were given.
Search for "shooter" called off after man admits he shot himself in the leg Tuesday afternoon in Tiger Bay State Forest. Suspect to face charges. More: https://t.co/fcDNGYiLFx— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) July 30, 2019
VCSO and other agencies are on scene in Tiger Bay Forest after we received a call just before 4 p.m. today that a person had been shot by an unknown person. The male patient has been transported to Halifax Med Center. This is an active investigation. More to come when available.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) July 30, 2019
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