KISSIMMEE, Fla. - One suspect is dead and two others were injured after a shooting outside a Target store in Kissimmee on Wednesday night. Osceola County Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez told reporters that two of his deputies were involved in the shooting and are OK.
The chaos erupted just after 8 p.m. at a busy store on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Cellphone video taken by employees at the Miami Grill shows the moments after the shooting. The video appears to show at least two people sitting on the ground with their hands behind their backs, possibly being detained.
The man who took the video says the guys in the video looked young, maybe even teenagers.
"All you hear are shots going ‘bom bom bom bom bom.’ And then you heard return fire, ‘Bom bom bom bom bom.' And all I see is families laying on the floor so we started ducking around the bushes to see what’s going on. Then I go ahead and call my boss and I’m like ’look there’s some shooting happening.' I told the employees and the customers, so I sent him to see what was going on and he recorded that."
Multiple law enforcement officers responded to reports of a shooting in Kissimmee, on April 27, 2022. [FOX 35 Orlando]
Some witnesses said they heard at least 15 to 20 rounds. When people heard those shots, FOX 35 was told families and people were diving for cover and running for their lives.
In an update on Thursday, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said deputies were trying to detain four suspects when two deputies fired shots.
One suspect was killed, two were transported to the hospital and one suspect was detained at the scene.
Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez declined to provide any information on what led up to the shooting, citing a pending investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the agency tasked with investigating police-involved shootings.
"The names and any identifiable information of the deputies involved in the shooting are protected by Marsy’s Law and will not be released," the press release stated.
It is still unclear what led up to the shooting.
Sheriff Lopez contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and requested an investigation into the use of force used by the deputies.