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.
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