ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A busy roadway in Orlando was shut down Friday where a vehicle pursuit came to an end, originating from the scene of shooting that’s so far left three people injured, one dead and one in custody, according to police.
The Orlando Police Department responded at 2:34 p.m. to a shooting reported in the 1400 block of Mercy Drive, in what officers described as a large group of people fighting in the courtyard at Jernigan Gardens Apartments. An individual who had been shot was located at this scene and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
Officers obtained a description of a vehicle that left the scene and soon located it. A vehicle pursuit was authorized, ending at Old Winter Garden Road and Duncan Place, according to police.
Three subjects inside of the vehicle were detained, one of whom had suffered a gunshot wound and was hospitalized in critical condition. A third individual who had been shot was dropped off at a hospital and a fourth person injured in the shooting was also eventually hospitalized, police said.
Around 9 p.m., police told News 6 that one person had died as a result of the shooting, identifying the victim Saturday morning as 22-year-old Macayla Queen Patterson. The three other gunshot victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
An arrest was also made Friday, according to the update. Delray Shundale Duncan Junior, 23, will face charges of attempted homicide and first-degree felony murder in connection to the shooting, police said. No further details had been shared at the time of this report, such as whether he was one of the individuals detained from the car that police pursued.
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All lanes of Old Winter Garden Road/State Road 526 were shut down at John Young Parkway, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Traffic was reported to be moving at a crawl, if at all, for several hours.
Sky 6 footage showed police mulling about a sedan with front-end damage and two doors left ajar.
Anyone with information was urged to contact the police department’s Homicide Unit, or Crimeline at 800-423-8477 to remain anonymous.
This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.
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