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Video: Pine Hills gunman fires dozens of shots in seconds

Police looking for killer

PINE HILLS, Fla. – Police have released video of a fatal Pine Hills shooting nearly two months ago, hoping the public will can identify a gunman who fired dozens of shots in a matter of seconds.

The surveillance video, recorded at 9:50 p.m. Dec. 11, shows a man holding a rifle approaching several people out of the camera's view, firing the gun, then backing away, still firing.

Police could not confirm the exact type of gun, but they did say it could be an AR-15.

Five people were shot in the incident, one fatally, Orlando police said. Authorities said Jeffery Webb, 47, died in the shooting.

Several people were standing in front of businesses at 5100 N. Lane Parkway, and the five victims ran to a nearby 7-Eleven for help after the shooting.

 Three of the victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and two were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Police have not provided updates on the victims' conditions.

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After Webb's death, community leaders urged anyone with information to step forward.

"We need the community to share information because that's the only way that we're going to resolve this, and then beyond that, we've got to work collectively to save our youth," the Rev. Kelvin Cobaris, of Impact Church, said during a memorial service.

Orlando police said that there are likely people who witnessed the shooting. The department on Friday morning renewed its effort to solicit community tips by posting the video to Twitter.

"There were numerous people who fled the area prior to police arriving on scene, and detectives would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed anything at all," police said. "They are asked to contact Orlando police or Crimeline (800-423-TIPS) if they have any information."

The Central Florida Crimeline is one of the top five busiest in North America. For more information on how it works, click here to read an in-depth report from News 6 reporter Erik von Ancken.

 

Neighbors told News 6 they were afraid after the shooting.

"This area is crazy. I don't know. I want to move away from here to be honest," a woman, who asked not to be named, said.

She said she knew Webb and feels sorry for his family, especially since the gunman still hasn't been found.

"He was a nice, fun energetic person. I haven't heard (anything) bad about him," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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