Shooting at Crestview bar resulted in one possible victim, investigation ongoing


Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office found several shell casings and a pool of blood in the parking lot of the Split Oaks Saloon in Crestview July 5. (OCSO)

HOLT, Fla., July 5, 2018–A person was shot during a disturbance at a Crestview bar early Thursday morning.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a disturbance at the Split Oaks Saloon located at 892 West James Lee Blvd. around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

Deputies found numerous shell casings and a pool of blood leading from the west side of the parking lot to the east side.

A witness reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing people fleeing the parking lot.

While on scene, the OCSO received a call from a home on North Lloyd Street in Crestview in reference to a 26-year-old man who had been shot in the leg. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCSO at 850-689-5705 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-850-863-TIPS,, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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