Man found shot at Orange County plaza was followed after work, deputies say

Victim found near John Young Parkway and Americana Boulevard

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 34-year-old man was found wounded at an Orange County shopping plaza was followed and shot after leaving work, according to deputies.

The shooting, which occurred at Chancellor Drive near Orlando Central Parkway was reported around 3:45 a.m.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the man left work and was followed, likely by a coworker with whom he’s had ongoing problems.

The man said he heard gunshots and was struck while he was in his car, according to deputies.

The man drove to the Publix at South John Young Parkway and Americana Boulevard and informed coworkers and family, who called 911, sheriff’s officials said.

Orlando police found the victim outside a nearby Publix, and the man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert patient, officials said.

The shooting took place in unincorporated Orange County, so the sheriff’s office is investigating.

A description of the suspected shooter has not been released.

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