NSB cops: 21-year-old man shot twice uncooperative in investigation

Farrion LaChantz, as shown here in an unrelated booking photo two years ago, was shot twice Sunday and is not cooperating with police. He was reported in stable condition Monday at Bert Fish for a wound to his stomach area, police said.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.  -- A 21-year-old man shot twice Sunday night was uncooperative with detectives as he was being treated for non-life threatening wounds at Bert Fish Medical Center, police said.

Farrion LaChantz Hankins was shot in the vicinity of 1050 Wayne Ave., sometime between 9:45 p.m. and 10:02 p.m. when police responded to a call from the hospital regarding a gunshot victim.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as reported by police officer J.B. Hunchard in his report: "I responded to Florida Hospital Bert Fish for a report of a gun shot victim inside the emergency room. Upon arrival, I made contact with the victim, a known black male. The male reported that he was the victim of an aggravated battery that occurred at 1050 Wayne Avenue, near Apartment 45. The male sustained two gunshot wounds as a result of the incident.At this time, the male is unable to identify the suspects. A short time later, the crime scene was turned over to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department Detective Division."

Hankins later claimed he was shot by two white men approached him and shot him without explaining why he was targeted, but detectives have been unable to confirm that, police Cmdr. William Drossman said, adding police are trying to determine if Hankins also had a gun and if he stashed it before going to the hospital for treatment.

He was reported in stable condition Monday at Bert Fish for a gunshot wound to his stomach area, police said.