UPDATE 3:55 p.m. EDT: George Zimmerman suffered a facial wound Monday after an unidentified man shot at him in Lake Mary, Florida, police said. Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was treated at a hospital in Sanford and released.

"I don't believe he had a direct hit with a bullet," Don West, Zimmerman's attorney, told the Orlando Sentinel. The Sentinel said there was a bullet hole in Zimmerman's sport-utility vehicle, which was towed from the scene.

Police said Zimmerman did not shoot back at the assailant.

UPDATE 3:00 p.m. EDT: George Zimmerman has left the hospital after he was reportedly shot in the face Monday in Lake Mary, Florida. Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Florida police told local media.


Original story:

George Zimmerman appeared to have suffered a minor gunshot wound Monday after a shooting incident in Lake Mary, Florida, police told local media. The shooting occurred between two men on Lake Mary Boulevard in the suburban city, Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell told WEST Orlando. Zimmerman was shot in the face, according to media reports.

Zimmerman has had several run-ins with law enforcement since he was acquitted of second-degree murder in July 2013 for the fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin, which sparked nationwide protests. Earlier this year, Zimmerman was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, who later retracted the allegation. He was arrested in November 2013 after his girlfriend called police alleging domestic violence but again denied her story and never filed charges.







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