Man shot during robbery at Orange County strip mall

Gunman drives off after shooting on John Young Parkway

A man with his friends is robbed and shot by a gunman, Orange deputies say.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 29-year-old man was shot during a robbery Thursday morning in the parking lot of an Orange County strip mall, deputies said.

The shooting happened around 4:50 a.m. on South John Young Parkway near Southpark Circle, south of Sand Lake Road.

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According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the man was in the parking lot with some friend when they were approached by a gunman who stole some of the victim’s belongings. During the robbery, the assailant, described by deputies as 25-30 years old, fired his gun several times, striking the victim once, sheriff’s officials said.

The gunman drove away, and the victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert patient, officials said.

No other details have been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

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