Kissimmee police searching for man, woman who fired guns near bike path

4 shooting incidents on Kissimmee Trail in April, October

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Kissimmee detectives are searching for two shooting suspects accused of firing shots in the air during four separate incidents near the Kissimmee Trail bike path.

Officers first responded to gunfire at Shadow Bay Subdivision, a gated community in Kissimmee, on April 22 around 11:45 p.m., police said in a release Thursday.

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According to police, the person who reported the incident provided a video showing a woman and man running away toward The Vinyards by ARIUM Apartments after firing the shots. Detectives said they found three shell casings along the bike path.

The same person called in about gunfire in the same area between 6:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on Oct. 5. When police responded, they found another three shell casings, the release continues.

On Oct. 6, officers responded to a call about shots fired around 6:45 p.m. in the same area, where four shell casings were discovered.

The woman who reported the shooting said that police plan to put up cameras along the bike trail where the incidents occurred.

According to officers, no shooting victims were admitted to hospitals during these investigations.

Resident Sandra Olivera said the first shooting she heard on the trail was last April. She contacted the police and installed surveillance cameras.

“If you are shooting at night, how do you know if no one is there?” Olivera questioned. “Whatever thrill they are seeking, while they are seeking this thrill, they are endangering the life of people here.”

With their family home being a gathering spot for all their loved ones, Olivera hopes added surveillance and lighting will help deter any future shootings.

“Of course it’s very frustrating you know. It has caused a lot of anxiety for my family. I’m constantly worried that one of them might be hurt. Not only that, but I worry about any soul walking down this pathway,” Olivera said.

Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to contact Kissimmee Police Department at 407-847-0176.


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Samantha started at WKMG-TV in September 2020. Before joining the News 6 team, Samantha was a political reporter for The Villages Daily Sun and has had freelance work featured in the Evansville Courier-Press and The Community Paper. When not writing, she enjoys travelling and performing improv comedy.