Man fatally shot wife, injured her 3-year-old daughter at Orange County apartment complex, deputies say

Capucine Carson killed, 3-year-old injured in shooting at Wellesley Apartments near Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man wanted in Sunday’s double shooting at an Orange County apartment complex that left his wife dead and her child in critical condition shot himself Monday night inside a store, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Capucine Carson, 37, was killed and her 3-year-old daughter was critically injured late Sunday in a double shooting at the Wellesley Apartments off Good Homes Road near Colonial Drive, deputies said.

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The sheriff’s office said they were looking for a man, who was known to the victims, and located him outside the Big Lots on Good Homes Road. Officials said he ran inside the store and shot himself. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, according to authorities.

He was identified Tuesday afternoon as 37-year-old Toffara Snow. Deputies said he was Carson’s husband but he was not the father of her 3-year-old daughter, who remains hospitalized as of Tuesday.

Mo’nique Keys said she was at the Wellesley Apartments Sunday night visiting a friend when she heard gunshots.

“I heard, ‘pah pah pah,’ four times, and I told my friend, ‘I heard gunshots,” Keys said. “My friend, she stays over here, I just come over to get my nails done, so I was just caught up in the middle of it real quick.”

She said she wants the gun violence to stop.

“These people won’t ever put down these guns,” Keys said.

Overnight, detectives at the crime scene were focused mostly on an SUV at the complex.

Neighbors were stunned by the news.

“My heart goes out to the family and all of that. That’s not anything anybody wants to hear,” resident John Jones said.

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