2 shot in parking lot of Orange County shopping plaza, deputies say

Man, woman sent to hospital, deputies say

ORLANDO, Fla.NOTE: This story features an editorial correction by News 6 due to new information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Two people were shot early Sunday morning in the parking lot of a shopping plaza, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

At 3:09 a.m., deputies responded to the 6300 area of West Colonial Drive after hearing gunshots there, and said they made contact with witnesses who reported that a verbal argument had taken place between two men, followed by gunshots.

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A man and a woman were found shot and were taken to the hospital, deputies said. No other details have been provided on the conditions of both victims, or information on a possible suspect in this incident.

According to a news release sent to News 6, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office initially reported the shooting occurred at an event center venue, which is in the plaza. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office later told News 6 the shooting did not occur at the event venue, but in the parking lot on West Colonial Drive.

No other details have been released.

Clarification:

Orange County sheriff's officials now say the shooting happened in the parking lot of a shopping plaza, not at the Dream City Event Center and Performing Arts. The story has been updated to reflect the change.


About the Author:

Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.