2 shootings, 1 fatal, investigated in Christmas, deputies say

2 found shot within 1 mile of each other

A scene on St. Nicholas Avenue as two shootings, one fatal, are investigated in Christmas. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

CHRISTMAS, Fla. – A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after they were found shot early Saturday morning in Christmas, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded first to the 1100 block of St. Nicholas Ave. at 1 a.m., where they found a man who had been shot. The man, identified Tuesday by authorities as Willie Lee Slater Jr., 44, was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies initially reported that the victim was in his 20s.

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While still at the scene, a second 911 call directed deputies to a Circle K at 24740 E Colonial Drive.

A woman in her 20s who also had been shot was located in a vehicle and taken to the hospital in stable condition, deputies said.

Sheriff’s office officials said an investigation is still active.

No other information has been released.


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