DeLand man found dead in front yard, deputies ask public for information in this deadly shooting

A death investigation is underway after a man was found dead in front yard of DeLand home, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of South Massachusetts Avenue after a 911 caller found the adult male victim unconscious in the front yard.


When deputies arrived, around 10:45 p.m., they found the victim 50-year-old Hector Hernandez Pasquale with gunshot wounds.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,

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Deputies have not said whether the victim lives at the house.

Detectives are actively investigating and pursuing potential leads, according to a news release.

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Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 386-248-1777, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS, or submit a tip via the P3 Tips app.

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