Sanford shooting leaves woman dead, man critically injured, police say

Police say shooting was possible attempted murder-suicide

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

SANFORD, Fla. - A woman died and a man was critically injured Wednesday morning in a shooting inside a house in Sanford, police said.

The shooting was reported in the 2500 block of Orange Avenue near 25th Street.

The man, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, called 911, saying he and a woman had been shot, according to Sanford police.

Officers arrived at the home and had to force entry because the man was unable to move from his location, police said. 

A man and woman were found in grave condition and were taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead, police said. 

They were identified as Elisha Gilmore, 27, and Juhi Paramar, 25.

Police said Gilmore lives at the home and was in some sort of relationship with Paramar. 

Authorities described the shooting as a possible attempted murder-suicide, but exact details of what happened were not immediately available.

“After hearing the news of a tragic incident such as this, there is an immediate question as to ‘why’ this occurred.  We want to find the answers for the victims, their families, and our community.  Our investigators have been working non- stop writing search warrants, interviewing many people connected to both individuals, and processing physical evidence.  We ask for everyone’s patience as we work to get those answers accurately so that justice may be served,” Sanford Police Chief Cicil Smith said.

An investigation is ongoing, but police said they are not looking for anyone in connection with the shooting.

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