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2 women detained after 17-year-old shot in head, killed in Orlando hotel room

Fatal shooting investigated at SpringHill Suites

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed late Sunday in an Orlando hotel room, according to police.

Orlando police said Monday that Jamal Gabriel Alli died in the shooting, which was reported around 11 p.m. at SpringHill Suites at 828 Hazeltine National Drive near Orlando International Airport.

Orlando police said officers were called to the hotel and found Alli shot in the head. Fire officials pronounced Alli dead at the scene, police said.

According to police, an investigation determined that two women had been in the room with Alli. Initially, the women said Alli had accidentally shot himself, according to police.

After more interviews, however, police said “it became clear that the victim was shot by one of two females.”

The women were detained and Alli’s death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Detectives said it’s not believed the shooting is related to two other shootings in Orlando over the weekend that left two other teens dead.

No other details have been released.


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