ORLANDO, Fla. – An 18-year-old Jones High School student was shot and killed Thursday in Orange County, sheriff’s deputies said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Rayquwon Denmark, who turned 18 last week, died in the shooting, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Conley Street near South Ivey Lane, west of Orlando.
The Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the scene for “a victim in the roadway.”
Deputies said Denmark suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Orange County Public School officials confirmed Denmark was a student at Jones High. Principal Allison Kirby notified families in a ConnectOrange message on Friday.
“We were made aware of a tragic situation that claimed the life of one of our students yesterday,” Kirby said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this extremely difficult time.”
OCPS media relations Assistant Director Lorena Arias said in an email grief counselors were on campus Friday and will continue to be available for students and staff, in addition to virtual sessions for LaunchEd@Home students.
An investigation is ongoing.
No other details have been released.