ORLANDO, Fla. – A 27-year-old woman died at a hospital Sunday after a shooting at the Palms Mobile Home Park, deputies said.
No information has been released about the person or people responsible for the shooting, an incident in which deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to at 5:53 p.m. Nothing is known about a possible motive, either.
The victim was Renisha Lee, her father and officials confirmed to News 6. She was a resident at the mobile home park, which sits at 1610 S. Orange Blossom Trail.
Lee’s mother and father were in tears Sunday night, grieving after learning of their daughter’s death.
“I need help for my family,” said Stovelleo Stovall, Lee’s father. “Because this baby wasn’t supposed to get shot like that. This baby wasn’t supposed to die like that.”
Stovall made an emotional plea for justice.
“This is tragic, and no parent (looks) to bury their child,” Stovall said. “... I’m asking someone -- please, please. Whoever shot my daughter and killed her tonight, whoever killed my baby tonight, please, please say something.”
Stovall said he knew something wasn’t right when his daughter missed his eighth anniversary at church Sunday. He’s a pastor in Orlando who works to bring peace in the community.
“Now she’s dead and we got to bury our baby on our anniversary,” Stovall said.
Lee had just landed a new job, and loved her family and her church, her father said.
“Some coward done took this (child's) life,” Stovall said. “A baby -- all she did was worked hard.”
He doesn’t believe Lee was the intended target of a shooting.
There are cameras on the property, which could aid in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office and could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
Lee’s family has set up a GoFundMe account.
On 2/16/20, at 5:57 p.m., the OCSO responded to 1610 S. Orange Blossom Trail (The Palms MHP), in reference to an aggravated battery call. Renisha Ebony Lee was transported to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. @CrimelineFL is offering an reward up to $5,000. pic.twitter.com/ltXpa63yk1— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 17, 2020