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Palm Coast Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016 3 years ago

Man shot in the leg tells deputies he'd been fighting with shooter over a woman

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Deputies noted in reports that the victim gave only vague information to law enforcement.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

A 23-year-old Jacksonville man was shot at least once in a fight over a woman at a party in the Seminole Woods area of Palm Coast Feb. 26, he told deputies.

Flagler County Sheriff Office deputies were called to Florida Hospital Flagler after Kinjata Toussaint, 23, arrived with a gunshot wound to the leg. 

A deputy who arrived to speak to Toussaint at Florida Hospital Flagler at about 11:36 p.m. noted that in addition to a clear gunshot wound, where the bullet had entered Toussaint's shin and exited his calf, there was "what appeared to be another gunshot wound" on the inside of his left thigh. 

Toussaint told the deputy it wasn't a gunshot wound, and must have happened in the fight. 

Toussaint told the deputy that he'd gone to the party to meet a woman, but that another man at the party was interested in the same woman.

Toussaint and the other man got into a fight — Toussaint told the deputy that Toussaint won — and the man Toussaint said he'd beaten got into a vehicle with two other men. The man he'd fought was driving.

As the vehicle pulled away, Toussaint said, the man took a single shot at him with a pistol.

Two young women at the party drove him to the hospital, he said. 

The deputy asked Toussaint for the names of the people at the party, and he said he didn't know the names of anyone except the women who brought him to the hospital.

He said he didn't know the address of the party, either — only that it was in the Seminole Woods area and that the road had a grass median.

Deputies found two grams of marijuana in Toussaint's clothes as they took them into evidence, but didn't arrest him.

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