4 shot in Winter Garden neighborhood

Police investigate quadruple shooting on Center Street

4 shot in Winter Garden
4 shot in Winter Garden

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Four people were shot late Thursday in a Winter Garden neighborhood, according to police.

The quadruple shooting was reported at a home on Center Street near 11th Street.

Winter Garden police Capt. Jason Pearson said an officer patrolling the area was about 60 feet away when one of the victims stumbled out of the home.

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“With the officer being so close, we had rescue and medical assistance a lot faster," Pearson said.

Three victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The other was driven by a friend to Health Central. All four victims appeared to suffer non-life-threatening injuries, Pearson said.

One of the victims, who apparently has a concealed weapons permit, was found with a gun, but details about the shooting and who opened fire are not yet known, Pearson said.

“It looks as though it was a conflict between a couple of people that erupted in gunfire," Pearson said. “We don’t know if we have a victim and three suspects or what we really have as far as the dynamics of who’s who. We don’t know if it’s a self-defense or just a shooting.”

Witness Eddie Thomas said his brother was one of the victims.

“I did hear 10 shots,” Thomas said. “I just know my brother got shot. I don’t know who else got shot in the situation.”

No other details have been released.

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