Man found shot to death in Orange County home, family says

Deputies investigate fatal shooting near Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. – A 40-year-old man was shot and killed late Wednesday in an Orange County neighborhood, according to sheriff’s officials.

The fatal shooting was reported at 10:37 p.m. in the 500 block of Ella J. Gilmore Street near Apopka.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the man suffering from a gunshot wound inside a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Fire Rescue, officials said. His name has not been released.

A relative of the victim said family members tried to save him.

“He was actually found by one of my family members (who) attempted to apply CPR. They actually have to live with him taking his last breath,” said Tequrite Dericho, the victim’s cousin, who added that the man was shot near his aunt’s house.

It’s not known where the shooting took place, but video from the scene showed numerous evidence markers outside the home.

No other details, including a motive or any information about the shooter, have been released.

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