UPDATE: 1:45: Investigators confirm a death in Walton County is connected to the active shooter scene in Panama City
Walton County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting death in the south end.
Officials said the victim’s body was found at about 10 a.m. in the area of White Heron Drive.
Walton County SWAT and deputies are on scene in Panama City as well.
UPDATE 1:29: At least one person is wounded and several schools in the area are on lockdown.
SWAT teams have arrived, and the bomb squad has unloaded a bomb robot on the scene.
Multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to an active shooter situation at 23rd Street and Beck Avenue in Panama City.
Witnesses heard dozens of shots coming from the area around lunchtime. Helicopters are circling the area, while SWAT officers swarm the area on the ground.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has deputies at the scene in Bay County to help with the investigation.
Earlier in the day, Walton County deputies were investigating a suspicious death on White Heron Drive in the Santa Rosa Beach area, but it’s unclear if the two incidents are related.