6 hurt when suspects in car shoot at lounge near Florida Mall, deputies say

Those with information urged to call Crimeline

Six people – ages 17-39 – were injured early Saturday when multiple suspects in a car driving northbound on S. Orange Blossom Trail shot at a lounge near the Florida Mall, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Six people – ages 17-39 – were injured early Saturday when multiple suspects in a car driving northbound on S. Orange Blossom Trail shot at a lounge near the Florida Mall, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded around 2 a.m. to Toxic Lounge at Avenue Shoppes, located off the northwest side of Florida Mall’s parking lot near JCPenney. Of the injuries reported, they ranged from minor to one victim suffering life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The sheriff’s office later said that “there were many people at the club to see a performance by a rapper from Puerto Rico.”

All of the victims were inside of the club at the time of the shooting and did not see the shooters or the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies said that the vehicle involved “appeared” to be a dark colored SUV.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-8477.

No other information was shared.


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