ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman was arrested after a man and a woman were injured in a shooting late Sunday in downtown Orlando, police said.
The shooting happened just before midnight near South Court Avenue and East Pine Street and the suspected gunman, later identified as 32-year-old Wulner Durand, was taken into custody after fleeing the area, according to officers.
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Orlando police said a crowd had gathered in a street after a fight broke out. Durand opened fire and two people were struck, police said.
According to the department, the woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound in front of 23 S. Court Ave. The man was found inside Celine nightclub at 22 S. Magnolia Ave. after he was grazed by a bullet, according to police.
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An employee working at Celine Sunday evening, who asked to remain anonymous, told News 6 the dispute began as two men arguing over a woman. The employee also said the man who was grazed by a bullet was working the front door at the nightclub.
The TikTok account @bryanthediamond posted a video from inside a nearby bar moments after the shooting. News 6 spoke with the author of the account Monday when they recalled the frightening situation.
“When you hear gunshots, people aren’t just standing around looking. People are running. Like, that’s a weapon, so I feel, in my opinion, it was traumatic,” the author told News 6. “We were inside the club, and I’m talking 60 seconds, you hear people running, officers instantly there, which, thank you so much. They were making sure we were OK.”
The victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Durand was found near East Church Street and South Orange Avenue in possession of a firearm, police said.
Officers said Durand faces multiple charges for two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and for carrying a concealed firearm.
He is currently booked in Orange County jail.
Orlando police say a full downtown detail was on duty Sunday, and that’s why the suspect was caught so fast. They are not providing any other information right now.
No other details have been released.
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