BRISTOL, Fla. (WMBB) – UPDATE AS OF 7:07 P.M.: Authorities have confirmed the deceased on scene was a female. They said she died due to gunshot wound injuries. Deputies were able to locate a person of interest on scene, who is currently in custody while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducts an investigation.
Sheriff Buddy Money said there is no threat to the public at this time.
“We deemed there are no threats to the public, there is nobody going around looking to do anymore harm so we feel like were moving in the right direction,” Money said.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call of a shooting near Torreya State Park around shortly before 10 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Deputies said upon arrival, they found one person dead.
They said this is a fresh crime scene and an active investigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Scene Unit has been called in to assist with the investigation.