Innocent person shot during shootout between 2 cars, Orlando police say

Downtown Orlando hadn’t seen a shooting since November, until early Wednesday morning. 

A 40-year-old woman sitting outside a bar was struck in the crossfire. The incident happened on Central Blvd. near North and South Court Ave. 

Surveillance video captured the sound of about a dozen rounds rattling off with people fleeing down Court Ave. The innocent woman was shot in the leg.

"She’s expected to be fine. She’s expected to recover from her injuries," said Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon. 


OPD believes that a fight broke out around 1:20 a.m. on N. Court Avenue. Witnesses said it happened in front of the Eden Lounge. 

Police believe the suspects drove off in their cars down S. Court.

"At one point one of the vehicles decided to turn around and then the shooting happens," said Rolon.

Police said they are reviewing numerous videos of the incident. They are not sure if multiple people were shooting or who shot the woman.

"Be aware that if you’re going to make these kinds of reckless, horrible decisions downtown we’re going to catch you. Someone is going to come through with video of you doing this," said OPD Lt. Frank Chisari.

Business owners in the area tell FOX 35 News they are angered by this kind of violence that they say doesn’t reflect the community of downtown.

"It really had nothing to do with our downtown activity," said Rolon. "The individuals that were involved in the shooting opted to settle their argument by utilizing weapons."

Chief Rolon is also upset over the fact that arguments like this one are turning into unnecessary gun violence. He says the department is confiscating five to eight guns every weekend.

OPD are asking anyone who was in the area last night who may have saw something to contact police to help bring justice to the woman caught in the crossfire.

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