2 shot at Park 9 Apartments in Orange County

Deputies investigate double shooting in Orlando

A double shooting is reported at the Park 9 Apartments in Orange County.
A double shooting is reported at the Park 9 Apartments in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two people were shot late Sunday at an Orange County apartment complex, deputies said.

The double shooting was reported around 11 p.m. at the Park 9 Apartments off Econ Trail near Colonial Drive.

Orange County sheriff's deputies were seen searching for evidence after residents reported hearing about five gunshots.

Deputies said when they arrived, a large group of people was surrounding the two gunshot victims, who were lying in the main entry of the complex.

Jorge Rivera, 26, was taken to Florida Hospital East, where he died, a news release said. Joshua Casanova, 38, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Deputies said there was a verbal and physical altercation involving multiple people and at some point, shots were fired. 

A black 2015 Chevrolet Impala with Florida license plate Y42QEH was seen leaving the scene, possibly transporting another victim, according to authorities.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the vehicle is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Office or call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

No other details have been released.

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