ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The shooting that left three dead and one injured during the early morning hours on Friday was the result of a fight over a motorcycle, stated the Orange County sheriff.
What You Need To Know
- Identities of those involved not released
- The lone survivor is not cooperating
- Sheriff says shooting is not gang related
In a news conference on Friday morning, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said a fight over a motorcycle resulted in the deaths of three men and left one man injured.
Mina says the shooting happened at a motorcycle club that is in the back of a commercial warehouse building on North Forsyth Road in Orlando. He did not know the name of the club.
At around 1:56 a.m., Friday, deputies arrived at the location to find two men dead at the scene at the back of the warehouse.
Two other people were injured and they drove themselves to a hospital nearby, but one of them later died, deputies stated in a news release.
The other person has non-life-threatening injuries.
Mina said a SWAT team was sent to the location as a precaution.
SWAT on scene now. @OrangeCoSheriff John Mina says that’s a precaution as they make sure no one else is in building where he says an argument over a motorcycle led to the shooting. Four men shot, three dead.@MyNews13 #News13Orange— Jeff Allen (@News13JeffAllen) October 16, 2020
Spectrum News 13 asked Mina if this was at all related to recent gang activity in parts of west Orange County and he says it is not. All four men involved in the shootout knew each other and it was just between people who had shown up to the motorcycle club, Mina said.
The sheriff says the one survivor from the shooting is not cooperating with investigators at the hospital.
Mina is asking other witnesses to the shooting to come forward with information.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office originally gave the location on the 2000 block of North Forsyth Road, near Cheney Elementary School. However, deputies confirmed with Spectrum News 13 that the shooting did not happen anywhere near the school.
#BREAKING - 3 men dead, another injured in overnight shooting behind a warehouse off N Forsyth Road in Orange County.— Jeff Allen (@News13JeffAllen) October 16, 2020
@OrangeCoSheriff says shooting happened just before 2am.
We’ll bring you the latest on @MyNews13 throughout the morning. #News13Orange pic.twitter.com/F4ytxhpFZV
People who live just a street are concerned following the deadly shooting Friday morning.
“It is very concerning,” said resident Mabel Mejia.
“Nobody wants to be around violence or any type of gun shooting,” said resident Jason Griffin.
Investigators said the shooting unfolded at a warehouse converted into a motorcycle club.
“It must be their hangout back there because you can hear the cars and motorcycles, and they are racing down Forsyth,” said resident Ray Ramos.
Ramos has lived in the area for 20 years, and he said it not uncommon to hear gunshots. He's always keeping an eye on his mom who lives across the street, and his neighbors.
“We are all neighbors I look out for him, my mom, Martha, everyone, so we keep an eye on each other’s stuff,” Ramos said.
Investigators are still trying to find whoever did this. A fourth person who was shot is in hospital but not cooperating with law enforcement.
If you have any information call the Orange County Sheriff's office.