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Man charged with attempted homicide in Chuluota shooting

Fredis Garcia Lopez, 28, arrested Tuesday; victim remains hospitalized

CHULUOTA, Fla.Deputies arrested a man Tuesday for his part in a shooting that occurred early Monday at a home on Pickett Downs Drive.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said two people got into an altercation and the victim was shot multiple times.

The victim, in his early 30s, went to a nearby home, where neighbors called 911, deputies said.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, deputies said.

"I was on my way out of the house at about 6 a.m. in the morning and I saw the police tape," a neighbor said. "We've never had anything of this magnitude and tragedy happen in our neighborhood."

Upon an investigation, the Sheriff's Office said it determined Fredis Garcia Lopez, 28, was responsible for the shooting and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Deputies said Garcia Lopez was located Tuesday afternoon, arrested and charged with attempted homicide and aggravated battery.

It is not known what led to the shooting.

Deputies said the victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The investigation remains active.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 407-665-6650 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


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