1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Elks Lodge in Orlando

Search ongoing for shooter

ORLANDO, Fla. – One man died and another person was injured in a shooting near Orlando Executive Airport, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Police said officers responded to Elks Lodge at 10:36 p.m. Saturday and found one man dead from a gunshot wound and another person with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

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The person was taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Orlando police have confirmed the identity of the victim as 49-year-old Rajah Graham, of Jacksonville.

Graham’s wife, Jerrett Graham, said she and her husband would’ve been married for 10-years come December.

She said they came here to Orlando from Jacksonville for a private event Saturday that ended in gunfire.

“He was just an amazing person that will be missed by a lot of people,” Graham said.

She said her husband was a family man who gave so much to help others.

“He was amazing to anyone who met him,” she said. “He was a fabulous musician. He would lend a helping hand to anyone.”

Graham said she and her husband were at the Elk’s Lodge on Primrose Drive in Orlando Saturday night for a private event when someone who wasn’t invited she said showed up and opened fire.

“Just shot off bullets in the air, and one of their bullets came down and hit the concrete and ricocheted and hit my husband,” she said.

She said her husband was an innocent bystander and did not know the shooter.

Orlando said they got here about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to find Graham dead.

A second person was taken to the hospital, but should be OK.

Connor Barrick lives nearby and said he’s shocked this private event ended in gunfire.

“Sucks that happened,” he said. “I hope they find whoever it is.”

The department said the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and the shooter, or shooters, have not been located.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477


About the Author:

Brenda, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando.com team in March 2021.