17-year-old arrested in Park Central Apartment basketball court shooting

Gunfire went off as teens were playing basketball


ORLANDO, Fla. – A 17-year-old suspect was arrested Sunday morning in connection with a shooting at an Orlando gym.

Orlando police say the teen shot a 15-year-old boy at the Park Central Apartments gym Saturday night. Officers say a group of teenagers was playing basketball at the gym when the 17-year-old shot the victim in the abdomen.

Orlando police say the complex's security footage shows the victim shooting a basketball while the suspect is seated against the wall. The 15-year-old approaches the suspect and the two appear to be talking in a playful manner, according to a police report. As the teen tries to remove the suspects shoe, the 17-year-old reaches in his backpack. Surveillance video shows the victim on the floor and the 17-year-old takes off, according to Orlando Police.

The 15-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. As of Monday afternoon, the boy's condition had not changed, according to police.

Officers say the suspect and victim did know each other prior to the basketball game, there is no motive at this time.