DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Six shootings reported Monday and Tuesday involved rival groups arguing about drugs and rap music, Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Police said a man died and a woman was injured in the string of shootings, which happened within 48 hours of one another.
Capri would not elaborate on the motive for the shootings because he said it could compromise the agency's investigation, but he said the rival groups are not gangs.
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"It's a typical bunch of Daytona (Beach) kids that don't know what the hell they are doing -- misguided young adults (who) are living in some kind of fantasy world," he said. "It's all fun and games until you start pulling guns out and shooting people. Now, we are involved and the game's over."
Police received a report at about 5 p.m. Monday that someone was shooting from a black Nissan between Mason Avenue and Third Street.
Someone called police at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to report that a black Nissan and another vehicle had bullet holes.
Investigators said Daemon J. Carn, 19, was fatally shot at about 4 p.m. Tuesday near Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Weaver Street, not far from Bethune-Cookman University.
Investigators said Carn and another person were in a silver Toyota and were being chased by a dark colored BMW.
Police said the two inside the Toyota crashed into a white SUV near the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Investigators said Carn was shot by one of the people in the BMW after trying to run away from the crash scene. They said he died at a hospital.
The other man who fled from the crash scene hid behind a building to avoid being shot, police said.
Kevin Stokes, 17, was identified as a person of interest in Carn's murder, Capri said. A $5,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to his capture.
Investigators said the people in the SUV did not know the people in the cars.
"You can imagine losing your son or someone you loved, how horrific that may be," Capri said. "Regardless of what happened, no one deserves that."
Police said a woman was shot in the foot shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday on Nova Road. They said the incident might have been a case of mistaken identity.
Investigators said they were called at about 7 p.m. Tuesday after someone reported that a Moore Street home was being shot at.
No one was injured in that incident, which police described as a drive-by shooting.
An aerial pursuit ensued and three people were apprehended at Fremont and South Ridgewood avenues, police said.
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