Deputies: 2 hurt after shooting leads to crash near Milwee Middle School

Man, woman taken to nearby hospital for injuries, deputies say

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people were hurt after they were shot and involved in a crash late Wednesday, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the man and woman, who have not been identified, were on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, right across the street from Milwee Middle School, around 11 p.m. when they were struck by the gunfire. The pair then crashed into a nearby ditch on Neptune Road, investigators said.

Both victims were taken by family members to nearby hospitals, where they are both in stable condition, the Sheriff's Office said.

John Lay, who works at a muscle car business in the area, said the pair's vehicle crashed into a nearby building.

"They'd gotten shot or whatever so they probably didn't have a way to stop until they hit the building," he said.

He said he had never seen anything like the scene of the incident and that he doesn't know how the victims ended up where they did since they would have had to go across a body of water.

"I started trying to figure out how it even happened, how they got from here over this moat of water," he said. "(They) must have jumped over and got all the way through there. I mean, it's 100 yards to hit the building."

Investigators said it's still unclear what led up to the shooting, but the incident is believed to be isolated. Deputies said everyone who was involved knew each other.

Authorities have not identified any potential suspects but said they're following strong leads as the investigation continues to unfold.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.

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