61-year-old woman killed in shooting at Orlando apartment, police say

2 men injured, suspect in custody

By Gabriella Nuñez - Multimedia Producer, Erik Sandoval - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police investigators stayed late into the night after one woman was fatally shot and two men were injured at the Mill Creek Apartment complex Wednesday.

Officers responded to the complex on Commander Drive, near South Semoran Boulevard, at around 3 p.m. after receiving calls about shots being fired.

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said when officer arrived, one person was dead and two others were transported to the hospital. One of them was a trauma alert, he said.

Police said Thursday that 61-year-old Emma Idalia Contreras Cordero was killed and Fabio Rodriguez, 68, and Julian Valencia, 40, were injured. The two men are employees at the apartment complex.

Pedro Martinez, 56, is in police custody at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He's facing charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, according to authorites.

Valeria Fortune said she was sitting on her patio when she heard gunshots come from the pool area of the complex.

"I heard these three pops," she said.  "There were kids banging on my door and banging on my neighbor's door to let them in, but I didn’t know they were kids at first because I was scared."

"It’s very concerning that it happened literally right across the street," said neighbor Caleb Pierre. "Literally right across the street from my apartment complex." 

Orlando police focused their investigation on a single apartment unit inside the complex Wednesday night, and a vehicle in front was towed away.

OPD did not say what its detectives were looking for or how the vehicle was connected to the investigation.

Neighbors told News 6 they had their own theories about how they were connected, but police could not confirm if those theories were true.

The conditions of the two people shot were not available Wednesday night.

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