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West Orange Times & Observer Monday, Apr. 11, 2022 3 months ago

2 men shot after community event in Winter Garden

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Both victims suffered from gun shot wounds and were rushed to the hospital on Saturday, April 9.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

Two men were shot around 7:18 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, following a community event at Tildenville Park in Winter Garden. 

Orange County deputies are investigating what witnesses at the park said to happen shortly after an event calling for unity in the community.The event was commemorating the death anniversary of a man who was shot and killed in Central Florida two years ago.

First responders found a man in his 20s and another man in his 30s, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were transported to the hospital where officials say one man is in critical condition and the other is in serious but stable condition.

Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting and searching for suspects.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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