1 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Tavares apartment complex, police say

Officers were called to the Caroline Court Apartments just after 8 p.m.

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TAVARES, Fla. – One person is dead and another is badly hurt after a shooting at a Tavares apartment complex, according to police.

Officers were called to the Caroline Court Apartments, 1000 E. Caroline St., just after 8 p.m.

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Police on Saturday identified 29-year-old Alejandro Garcia Jr. as the man who was killed in the shooting. According to a statement from the Tavares Police Department, Garcia died at the scene.

Police said the surviving victim — identified as 31-year-old Darnell Lester — was rushed to the hospital for treatment, where he was in stable condition Saturday.

The shooter is still on the loose, and police said they could not provide suspect information at the time of this report.

Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to call Tavares police at 352-343-2101.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.