Deputies respond to shootout on South Orange Blossom Trail, multiple people in custody

1 person injured

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on scene Thursday along South Orange Blossom Trail after two men were shooting at each other in a shopping plaza, according to witnesses.

Deputies responded to a shopping center along South Orange Blossom Trail Thursday morning to multiple businesses in the area. The scene is across from the Florida Mall.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded for reports of a shooting in the 8000-block of South Orange Blossom Trail. When they arrived, deputies found one victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The person was taken to an area hospital.

There are several people in custody but it is unclear what their involvement is, deputies said.

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A witness told News 6 he heard the gunshots and called 911 after he saw two men shooting at each other.

“I saw both guys walking away from each other, then I saw the guy coming down the car going really fast and this guy over starts shooting at the other guy, in the car on the street," said Eric Ruperto, who witnessed the incident.

Asked if the shooting is related to the recent string of gang-related violence investigators said it is too early to determine.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information is confirmed.