Man found dead in carport, 2nd wounded in Orlando shooting, police say

Suspected shooter taken into custody

One man was found dead in a carport and another was injured Thursday morning in a shooting in Orlando, police said.

ORLANDO, Fla. – One man was found dead in a carport and another was injured Thursday morning in a shooting in Orlando, police said.

The fatal shooting was reported around 9 a.m. on East San Luis Drive.

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Orlando police said a man in his late 20s was found dead in the carport. Another man was shot and wounded but is expected to survive, police said.

According to the Orlando Police Department, investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two people.

The suspected shooter was taken into custody, police said.

A neighbor told News 6 that they heard gunshots in the morning, but out of fear, they did not come out to see what was happening.

People around the neighborhood are starting to ask questions about whether their safety is at risk.

Aida Lopez said she first noticed police in her neighborhood while walking her dogs on Thursday morning.

“It concerns me that it’s happening here in my neighborhood. Until we actually know what happened with the person there, I’m going to be concerned,” Lopez said. “I have a youth at my house. We don’t know exactly why this happened, so I’m concerned as far as my safety.”

Other neighbors were shocked to see the presence of officers in the neighborhood as they were returning from a cruise.

Evelyn Montero, who has lived at San Luis Drive for 28 years, said the neighborhood is very quiet — so this surprised her.

“I raised my kids, I’m raising my grandkids, and we never had an issue or anything like that,” Montero said. “My granddaughters, they ride their bikes. We don’t worry about that stuff happening.”

Investigators have not released the name of the victims or the suspects. However, police said there are no threats to the community.

An investigation is ongoing. Check back with News 6 for updates.

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