CRESTVIEW — A 22-year-old man was taken to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after being shot in the head early Wednesday.

The Crestview Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the 1:23 a.m. shooting at Crape Myrtle Apartments, on the corner of Lloyd Street South and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Police officers were called out to the apartment complex after residents said they heard gunshots, said Brian Hughes, Crestview Police Department spokesman.

Officers said when they arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim's silver Acura had several bullet holes and had backed into a resident's car.

Investigators found several shell casings and blood was found on a nearby black Cadillac with a Texas license plate, Hughes said.

"We're trying to follow a couple leads as to the shooter's identity and what had transpired," said Sgt. Ray Harp, a criminal investigator. 

Harp said although there were likely several witnesses, no one has come forward to speak to police officers.

"Several people who were on the scene took off when we arrived," Harp said.

The victim was taken to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's trauma. He's currently in critical condition. 

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to immediately contact the Crestview Police Department at (850) 682-3544, or the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-8477.

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