Men involved in Watson Drive shooting in FWB identified

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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG)

Update 12-02-2019 — Fort Walton Beach Police have identified two men involved in a weekend shooting. It happened Saturday night at 306 Watson Drive.

Police say 18-year-old Nate Richards of Fort Walton Beach got into an argument with 35-year-old Dewayne White of Okaloosa County. Investigators said the argument turned violent, with a fight over a gun, and both men were shot.

White was shot three times. Richards was shot once. Both were taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where Richards died. White was treated and released from the hospital. Police and the State Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting.

Previous: One man was killed and a second man was injured in a shooting at a home on Watson Drive.

Fort Walton Beach police responded to the home shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and found two men with gunshot wounds. Both men were rushed to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where one died.

Police believe the men fired shots at each other during a dispute. The second victim is in stable condition, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

One woman named Jessica who lives across the street with her two kids says she’s still startled.

“It’s very scary, because I mean if they were shooting out here, there’s windows, bullets can go through windows,” She said.

News 5 is working to get more information. According to Fort Walton Beach police, the investigation is ongoing.

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