FORT WALTON BEACH—A 40-year-old man was shot in the arm Thursday on Elaine Avenue after an individual attempted to rob him.


He was taken to an area hospital, treated for his injuries and released, according to Nicole Wagner, spokeswoman for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.


The victim told deputies he was shot after struggling with the individual.


He was found around 7 p.m. in the Chevron parking lot at the intersection of Lovejoy Road and Mary Esther Cutoff after he flagged down a deputy driving in the area, Wagner said.


There are no suspects in custody at this time.


Wagner said this is an active investigation.


This story will be updated when more information becomes available.