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Man, 26, shot to death in Leesburg, police say

Police: Vontay Silas-Pruitt shot near Washington, East streets

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(WBRC via CNN)

LEESBURG, Fla. – A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in Lake County early Saturday, the Leesburg Police Department said.

Police said they found the man, who was later identified as Vontay Silas-Pruitt, lying in the road at the intersection of Washington and East streets just after 12:15 a.m.

Officers said Silas-Pruitt had been shot in the torso multiple times.

Silas-Pruitt was treated at the scene, then taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

Police did not say whether they had identified a possible suspect, but said the shooting was still being investigated.

No other information was immediately available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.


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