Father of 5 killed outside convenience store

- An Orlando father of five was killed outside a convenience store, the latest in a string of shootings in Pine Hills, where residents are growing sick of the violence.

Jeffery Webb, 47, was gunned down outside the convenience store where he worked.

"I heard the gunshots from my house. When I ran up here, I seen him get lifted up on the stretcher," said Andre  Brooks, a friend of the victim.   "He was like a father to me. Put it like that," Brooks explained. "He was just like father. Now, he's gone."

Orlando Police said Webb and four others were standing outside the store on North Lane on Sunday night, when someone walked up and started shooting.  Police said four were hurt, and Webb was killed.

"It could be me or anybody else," Brooks explained. "Out of all people, Why him? That man's got a family."

According to family and friends, Webb had a wife, five children, and eight grandchildren. He was the latest victim in what community leaders say is an epidemic that must be addressed.

Bishop Kelvin Cobaris, lead Pastor of The Impact Church, said, "Encouraging mentors to do some mentoring. Provide opportunities for parents that might need jobs. Everything that is around the socio-economic plight of this community, we're working immediately to address."

Sandra Fatmi, President, Pine Hills Community Council added, "I'm definitely asking and appealing to the community to come out and help us."

Orlando City Commissioner, Regina HIll is proposing big changes after all the violence.  Changes like a curfew for all kids 18 and under, and metal detectors in community centers.

"I've been informed and told kids that's less than 10 years old are carrying high powered rifles and guns," Hill said.

On Monday, people who loved Jeffery Webb just hope whoever pulled the trigger is found.

"He ain't did nothing to nobody," Brooks said.

The conditions of the others injured in the shooting were not known at the time of this report. 
 

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