11-year-old girl grazed by bullet at July 4 party, deputies say

3 males hospitalized with gunshot wounds


PINE CASTLE, Fla. – An 11-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet and three other people were shot at a July Fourth party in Pine Castle Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The girl's injury was minor.

Deputies said partygoers were inside and outside a home on Lancaster Road around 1:38 p.m. when gunfire erupted outside. A 35-year-old man at the scene was founded conscious and alert, but wounded, according to a news release.

He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. A short time later, a 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man arrived at ORMC with gunshot wounds. Both victims had been at the party and were taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, deputies said.

The 15-year-old suffered a minor injury. Both men are in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

Deputies said several of the witnesses were "unruly and uncooperative" and one of the men who was shot refused to provide authorities with his name. Officials believe two people had guns. 

Deputies described the shooting as stemming from from a domestic incident. No suspects are at large.

Check back with News 6 for more on this developing story.

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