Reward offered in fatal Orange County shooting

Vanel Nezius shot dead at apartment complex

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon caused officials to put several nearby schools on lockdown, and now $5,000 is being offered for information in the case, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they were called to Wood Hollow Apartments on Kingsgate Drive at 2:39 p.m. and found witnesses helping an unresponsive man who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Vanel Nezius, died after he was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, officials said.

Witnesses told deputies that Nezius was involved in a disturbance with another man, who was between 18 and 25 years old, before they heard gunshots, according to a news release.

Deputies said thje other man has not been located and a motive has not been determined.

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