Person of interest in custody after shooting that left two dead
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Saturday was a a deadly night on Orange Blossom Trail.
Deputies swarmed Papa John's where four men between the ages of 19 and 21 were shot, one of them dying on the blacktop.
“The other three individuals were transported to the hospital, where unfortunately one of them passed away upon arrival to the hospital,” said Capt. Carlos Torres, an Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Workers were cleaning up Sunday morning, after the deadly shooting at the Papa John's that deputies said happened just after 8 p.m.
Crews in protective gear sanitized the Papa John's lobby, after one of the bleeding men ran inside for help.
“It's concerning that in a place of business like this that people would get shot. As you can see, this is a busy area. There's a lot of pedestrian traffic,” Torres said.
Torres said they still don't know why these four men were targets.
“At this point, we don't know the exact motive, or what led to the shooting,” he said.
After the shooting, a silver Elantra raced away from the Papa John's.
Deputies tried to chase it, but they lost track of it.
It was later involved in a car crash at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Sand Lake Road.
After that, the car kept driving north on Orange Avenue, where deputies eventually stopped it and took the driver into custody.
“He fled the scene,” Torres said. “So, we were able to make contact with the individual. He certainly wasn't willing to talk to us, or stop for us, but we were able to stop the individual.”
Deputies said this was an on-going investigation.
They say, so far, they haven't arrested any suspects and the man they're talking to is considered a person of interest.