Man found shot to death in car in Orange County

Deputies investigate fatal shooting on Mercy Drive

The scene of a fatal shooting investigation on Mercy Drive in Orlando, photographed the morning of Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A stretch of Mercy Drive between Princeton Street and Silver Star Road was shut down in both directions Sunday morning as crews investigated a fatal shooting, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to a single-car crash on Mercy Drive near Princeton Street around 4:43 a.m. to find that the vehicle’s occupant had been shot at least once, deputies say.

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The victim, a 39-year-old man, was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to a news release.

It was not known at the time of this report where the shooting occurred, and an investigation was is still in its early stages, deputies say.

Princeton Street will remain open in both directions while the affected section of Mercy Drive will stay closed for an unknown period of time, according to the release.

No other details were released.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for the latest updates.


A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed this report to the Orlando Police Department. The correct source is the Orange County Sheriff's Office. We apologize for any confusion.

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