Man shot during argument outside Lake County liquor store, deputies say

Nearby hospital put on lockdown

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

SORRENTO, Fla. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person behind a liquor store shooting that unfolded in Sorrento.

Deputies were called to AdventHealth in Tavares Sunday evening after a patient showed up with a gunshot wound. Authorities said he did not have life-threatening injuries.

The hospital was put on lockdown per protocol. The lockdown has since been lifted.

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Detectives determined the man was shot at County Discount Liquor. They said the victim got into an argument with someone outside of the store when the person pulled a gun. After shooting the victim, the person left the scene, according to authorities.

The victim was taken to the hospital by his brother and a woman who witnessed the shooting, deputies say.

As of Monday, authorities report the victim is not cooperating with the investigation.


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