1 dead in shooting during Quinceañera at Orange County nightclub

Miguel Gonzalez, 25, shot dead at Club Fenix, deputies say; gunman sought

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 25-year-old man is dead after deputies say a man shot him outside of an Orange County nightclub where a girl was celebrating her 15th birthday.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a family was hosting a Quinceanera at Club Fenix on Ocoee Apopka Road on Saturday night, when an unruly guest arrived and started an argument.

Deputies said Miguel Gonzalez was escorting the guest out after the man got into a fight. The guest then shot Gonzalez just before midnight, according to a Sheriff’s Office release.

Gonzalez was taken to Advent Health Apopka and later to Orlando Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert, according to deputies. He died during surgery, according to officials.

Deputies said the shooter ran away after the shooting.

“A perimeter was set. Chase and K-9 responded conducting a track with negative results,” officials said in a news release.

A Quinceañera is the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office originally said the suspect was a 16-year-old man, but later said the suspect is a man.

No other details have been released.


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