WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The alleged suspect in an Orange Avenue shooting that forced Rollins College students to go on lockdown has been captured, Winter Park Poice officers report.

  • Police take Jerad Christopher Vasquez into custody
  • Officers say its currently unclear why alleged shooting happened
  • Campus lockdown lifted just before 5:30 p.m.

Police say they apprehended shooting suspect Jerad Christopher Vasquez Monday night after an hours-long manhunt for him.

Authorities believe Vasquez was hiding in a search area next to the Rollins College Stadium for the duration of the manhunt.

Officers say they took him into custody after a brief exchange of gunfire. No one was hurt, and the suspect was arrested without injury. 

Winter Park Police said officers responded to the 900 block of Orange Avenue after a report of a shooting. Officers were seen blocking North Orange Avenue in front of Alfond Stadium.

Vasquez allegedly fired a shot from a handgun along the busy roadway and struck someone.

Winter Park Fire transported one person suffering from a gunshot wound from the area of Orange Avenue and Denning Drive to Orlando Regional Medical Center, it said.

Now, law enforcement is sifting through evidence trying to piece together why the alleged shooting happened.

People were urged to avoid the area of North Orange Avenue and Fairbanks.

Students at Rollins College were told to shelter in place Monday afternoon after a shooting was reported near campus. The lockdown has since been lifted.