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Man shot during attempted robbery in Winter Garden, deputies say

Victim taken by air to ORMC

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Orange County deputies are searching for two men who took off from Siplin Road after an incident in Winter Garden involving an attempted armed robbery and a shooting, officials said Monday night.

"We set up perimeters, because they left on foot," said Lt. Emanuel Curry, with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "We were trying to see if we could get them in a box. That's why you saw the helicopter out and the K-9."

Just after 6 p.m. Monday, 60-year-old Cesar Brito was returning home when he was met by two men as he got out of a car. The assailants demanded money, officials said.

"Two suspects walked into his driveway and attempted to rob (him)," Curry told News 6. "At one point, (the victim) pushed them back."

That's when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot Brito, deputies said.

OCSO officials said the two men ran from the area.

Family members were inside the home during the attack, but no one saw what happened, deputies said. Now, investigators are asking for the community's help in catching these men.

"Right now, we're trying to generate leads to see who these people are and (to) try to apprehend them," Curry said.

The men did not get away with any stolen items.

The assailants are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 25.

The injured man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center by air. He is in critical but stable condition.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story.


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