2 men shot after community event in Winter Garden

Both victims suffered from gun shot wounds and were rushed to the hospital on Saturday, April 9.

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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. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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