Saturday's drive-by shooting at a residence in Ocean City occurred while a child's birthday was taking place in the backyard.
FORT WALTON BEACH — Three days after the victim of Saturday's drive-by shooting was taken to a local hospital, an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said "he's going to survive."
The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. outside a home at 28 Miller St. in the Ocean City neighborhood while a child's birthday party was under way in the backyard, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said Tuesday that investigators plan to release the victim's name in a couple days.
She added that there were several leads in the case.
"They've been working the case extremely hard," Nicholson said.
Miller Street is just southwest of Racetrack Road and Eglin Parkway.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-Tips, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.