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Liberty County Sheriff’s Office: 1 woman dead following shooting near Torreya State Park

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Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:43 AM EST
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BRISTOL, Fla. (WCTV) - Thursday around 9:47 a.m The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal shooting near Torreya State Park.

Upon arrival, LCSO deputies were able to confirm one deceased person, a young woman.

During the investigation conducted by LCSO and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, a handgun was discovered on scene and in close proximity to the woman’s body.

A serial number check of the firearm revealed it was a stolen firearm, to which the person of interest, 22-year-old Traves Cortez Gilyard, confirmed it was his firearm.

Gilyard has been charged with possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

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