Man dies in shooting at Ambassador Hotel in Orlando

Police search for evidence in black BMW sedan

A string of shootings is reported in the Orlando area.
A string of shootings is reported in the Orlando area.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men were shot, one fatally, Monday night in separate incidents in Orlando.

The Orlando Police Department said officers were called just before 8 p.m. to the Ambassador Hotel in the 900 block of West Colonial Drive.

Officers surrounded the hotel for several hours and a man was found shot in his car, police said. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

He was identified Tuesday afternoon as 25-year-old Jeff Aldophe.

Investigators were seen gathering evidence from a black BMW sedan at the hotel.  

About an hour earlier, authorities were called to a shooting near Zion Hill Baptist Church in the 3900 block of Columbia Street.

A man was taken to a hospital and later died, police said.

The shootings, which are not connected, continue a recent trend in gun violence in the Orlando area. One person was killed and seven others were injured, including an 8-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, in several shootings over the weekend.

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