Child shot after argument in Orange County neighborhood, deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A child was hurt during a shooting early Tuesday in Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. READ: Florida man stabbed to death during an argument allegedly with a macheteInvestigators said a group of kids was walking in that area when another group confronted them. READ: Police: Man posing as licensed roofer enters contract with elderly victim to replace roof for $47KThere was an argument, and someone fired a gun, OCSO said. One child was shot and taken to a hospital, but is expected to survive. Deputies didn’t say how old the victim is or who the shooter might be.wftv.com
Major crash shuts down part of SR 408 in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. — A major crash shut down the eastbound lanes of State Road 408 early Monday. Traffic was backed up for miles near Mercy Drive. READ: SpaceX breaks record with 3 launches in 36 hoursWe are working to find out if anyone was hurt in the crash. Check back and watch Eyewitness News for updates. READ: Women say they were shot at while driving on I-4 in Volusia County#BREAKING: Major crash SR- 408E near Mercy Dr.***ALL LANES BLOCKED***On @WFTV now with live coverage and alt rts.wftv.com
Gunshot victim found dead following car crash investigation
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An investigation is underway in Orange County after a car crash led to the discovery of a gunshot victim. According to deputies, Orange County Fire Rescue responded to a crash near the intersection of Mercy Drive and Princeton Street around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday. While rescue crews were checking on the driver involved in the crash, they discovered that the driver had been shot. Read: Troopers ticket 21 speeding drivers, 2 going 99 mph, in newly opened I-4 Express lanesIf you have any information on this shooting, please call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Mercy Drive is shut down in both directions from Princeton Street to Silver Star Road.wftv.com
3 suspects sought after man shot in face, police say
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. A man was shot in the face in the 1400 block of Mercy Drive on Saturday, according to the Orlando Police Department. The man was wounded, but alert and talking to police on scene, police said. Three men were seen fleeing on foot, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
‘We have nowhere to go:’ Fire at Pine Hills apartment complex leaves residents homeless
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – More than 30 people are now left trying to figure out where to call home after a fire at the Pine Hills apartment complex on Saturday. A spokesperson with Millennia Companies, the apartment complex management company, said that about 32 people were displaced, including about 22 children. She said now especially, since the fire happened there, she wants to make sure the affected families affected can have a merry Christmas. The Red Cross will also be assisting the affected families with a gift card of $500 to assist with hotel accommodations and other necessities. Saturday’s toy drive is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jernigan Gardens Apartments.
Over 40 displaced after Orlando apartment fire
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando firefighters battled an apartment fire Saturday that displaced more than 40 people. pic.twitter.com/qS6Pxj7Ryy — Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) December 12, 2020Fire crews said around eight apartment units were impacted and four had smoke damage. Update: 44 residents displaced from Jernigan Gardens apartment fire this morning. pic.twitter.com/Q5oEMgkBuq — Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) December 12, 2020The Red Cross stepped in to help those affected. “So far, the Red Cross has provided 29 people (and counting) with emergency financial assistance,” Duhane Lindo, Regional Communications Manager with American Red Cross said.
Man wounded in shootout at Orlando apartment complex
Published: May 28, 2020, 6:15 am Updated: May 28, 2020, 7:22 amORLANDO, Fla. – A man was wounded early Thursday in a shootout at an Orlando apartment complex, according to police. The shooting was reported around 2:30 a.m. at the Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive. Orlando police said two men “had a disagreement” and both of them pulled out guns and shot at each other. One man was struck in the shooting and was taken to a hospital, police said. Video from the scene shows bullet holes in the building and a car covered in crime scene tape.
New drive-up coronavirus testing site coming to Pine Hills
All rights reserved)PINE HILLS, Fla. A new drive-up coronavirus testing site is set to open in Pine Hills next week, according to a news release. The site, which will be operated by Community Health Centers, Inc., is set to open May 28 at 840 Mercy Drive. [INTERACTIVE MAP: Heres where to get your drive-thru coronavirus test]The COVID-19 test itself is free but, depending on a patients health insurance, a medical visit fee may apply, Community Health Centers officials said. Anyone hoping to be tested for the novel coronavirus at the Pine Hills location should call 407-905-8827 to schedule an appointment. The new site is opening in addition to Community Health Centers Apopka testing location, the release said.
12-year-old girl shot at Orlando apartment complex, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. A 12-year-old girl sitting in a car at an apartment complex on Mercy Drive in Orlando was shot Sunday while one of the people she was with bought marijuana, according to the Orlando Police Department. The woman told officers she was in the car on the east side of the complex when she heard gunshots. The gunfire shattered her driver side window and she drove out of the complex, according to the police report. The 12-year-old girl alerted the others in the car she had been shot. The Department of Child and Family Services was alerted to the shooting, according to the report.
Crime-ridden Orlando apartment complex could get $19.4 million facelift
ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando apartment complex plagued by crime could be getting a multi-million dollar makeover. The Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive may soon undergo a $19.4 million renovation. The existing 256 affordable apartments will be supported by tax credits, HUD and several other local and federal partners. Jerry McGruder lives nearby at the Village on Mercy, a new affordable housing complex on Mercy Drive. He’s happy to see more affordable housing options and hopes he’ll see new additions in the future.
Windsor Cove Apartments shooting victim dies, Orlando police say
ORLANDO, Fla. - A person taken to a hospital after shooting Saturday evening died Monday, authorities said. Members of the Orlando Police Department responded to a shooting at the Windsor Cove Apartments on Mercy Drive at about 8:54 p.m. Authorities said the victim, Cordarryl Demetrice Atwell, 23, suffered a gunshot wound was taken to a local hospital. Orlando police said Atwell later died of his injuries. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Woman crashes into building after being shot in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Police Department said a 28-year-old woman is in critical condition after a shooting Monday at the Windsor Cove Apartments on the 1400 block of Mercy Drive. Police said the wounded woman was able to drive away from the scene but crashed into a nearby building. Omari Rodgers has been charged with attempted murder, according to Orlando police. A woman who lives at the apartment complex said she heard the noise outside her window. "I seen her on the curb and she was, she wasn't bleeding real bad at first, but when she got ready to get in the ambulance, she bleeding real bad," said the witness.