On Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 8:48pm deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 79 near Fleming road. The driver reported that a vehicle pulled beside her occupied by 4 black males and began shooting at her and her passenger. The men then did a U-turn and headed in the other direction. The passenger was struck by gunfire. Deputies began to search for and track the offender’s vehicle. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This offense does not appear to be random but a targeted act. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this shooting.
The missing child, 4-year-old Jarren Austin, Jr., who was reported earlier as missing has been located and is safe.