The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours Sunday in Wewahitchka.
The victim, whose name is not being released pending the conclusion of the investigation, sustained critical injuries and underwent surgery, but is expected to recover, according to a GCSO press release.
The investigation is attempting to determine whether the shooting was intentional or accidental. Sheriff Mike Harrison said early indications are the shooting was likely accidental.
According to the press release, there was numerous witnesses to the incident and they were interviewed by investigators.