Update: Princess Nioka Williams, 21, was arrested on Oct. 17 in connection with the shooting. See the story.
A man in his car was shot early this morning in the chest in front of 46 White Star Drive in Palm Coast by assailants who immediately fled. The shooting was reportedly witnessed by the man’s girlfriend, but no one is in custody at the moment.
A sheriff’s spokesperson said the shooting does not involve anybody living in that particular W-Section neighborhood: the vehicle in which the man was shot just happened to be at that location, which is lined by several wooded lots.
The shooting took place around 1:30 a.m. Neighbors “heard a person screaming,” came out, and discovered the man shot in the car. “Whoever did the shooting was gone,” the spokesperson said.
Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics responded. The man was transported to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach.
The sheriff’s office is not releasing further details on the shooting. Based on unconfirmed reports, the man’s girlfriend, who was with him at the time of the shooting, saw a sedan pull up with two black women and a black male. The male got out, shot the victim, and fled.
The road was closed overnight, but this morning, “the area is completely cleared, you can’t tell that anything occurred,” the spokesperson said. “We do not have a suspect right now.”
The spokesperson added: “We do believe it’s an isolated incident. We don’t believe it’s a threat to the community.” The sheriff’s office usually casts violent incidents in those terms to suggest that the people involved in the incident are known to each other, and that assailants have a particular motive.
The spokesperson said the man’s identity and details about his vehicle, which was towed to the Sheriff’s Operations Center, were not yet available. Detectives were obtaining a search warrant to search the car.
The Palm Coast Fire Police regulated traffic from about 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.
David Dickhead says
Damn that was my buddy Daniel
“not a threat to the community”? What is that based on?
1:30 in the morning, and “just happened to be at that location”. I will place bets that when the story comes out, it starts with drugs.
David S. says
No surprises here Palm Coast at it’s finest….
Deff drug related ! 1:30 am meeting by woods.
Guess we don’t have to get up early for work must work the night shift.
No threat unless your buying or selling drugs is my guess
Cant wait to see crime records of all those involved in the near future. Pages I’m sure. Smh
two cars were towed, one the victim and one the girlfriend. Think husband or wife unfaithful and that was their meeting point? maybe the supposed “better half” arranged the murder? That was a meeting point for them because the victims 2 cars were towed from there. Then, two women in vehicle where the killer jumped out off. Could be that the better half had to identify the vehicle to reassure the killer that the one vehicle was the target?. The crime took place at 130am and when I got home it was around 130pm and deputies were canvasing for evidence. Staly has a great team and I bet you they will find what and why it happened. Staly background is amazing and trust FCSO 100%.
Our sheriff and his team deserve our appreciation for the good work. What about us all showing up our support and appreciation to those FCSO Coffee with Cop events and take our kids so they meat their favorite deputy an learn that our sheriff is out there to protect them?. Hope the injured man recovers soon!
“It’s an isolated incident and not a threat to the community” I’ll have to tell you, I’ve always been a great supporter of the Sheriffs Department, but when you have spokespersons making such ignorant statements, I really have to wonder. When you have people being shot in the street at 1:30 in the morning, none of us are safe. So, the “not a threat to the community” line just doesn’t fly. Sorry.
Boi 👏 This aint it chief..
This spot is not that isolated, Right across the st is a home. Look it up on Google Earth/. I say drugs will be involved at 1:30 am. Lets not forget the person did not die, so he very likely saw who shot him. Staly will find out.
Drug transaction gone awry.