Woman found shot after car plummets 25 feet into Orange County canal

Victim taken to hospital in critical condition

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman is in critical condition after being found shot in her car, which plummeted 25 feet into a drainage canal, Monday night in Orange County, deputies said.

The woman was found unconscious around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of Americana Boulevard near Orlando. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with a life-threatening gunshot wound, according to deputies.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was discovered after crashing her car through a fence and into a 25-foot dry concrete storm water drainage canal.

Deputies believe a confrontation in the car led to the shooting.

Authorities searched the area and detained one person, but that individual was later released, officials said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.