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GCSO investigating Wednesday shooting incident in Wewahitchka

Late yesterday evening, Sept. 13, at approximately 10:44 p.m. Central Time, Gulf County Sheriff’s  Office Communications received a 911 call regarding a shooting incident at a residence in  the 1100 block of State Road 71 South in Wewahitchka.

Once on scene, deputies began  administering first aid to the victim who suffered a single gunshot wound. Gulf County EMS arrived and rushed the victim to the hospital. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, preliminary findings led investigators to believe the incident was accidental.

“There’s no evidence pointing to anything else at this time,” said a GCSO press representative. “There’s nothing that leads up to believe that it was any intentional act.”

The investigation is ongoing, and the victim remains hospitalized in serious condition.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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