Sher­iff’s Of­fice iden­ti­fies 2 men shot in Pine Hills apart­ment on Christ­mas

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL NEWS -

Au­thor­i­ties on Thurs­day iden­ti­fied two men shot — one fa­tally — at a Pine Hills apart­ment on Christ­mas Day.

Ac­cord­ing to the Orange County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, a gun­man forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apart­ments through a win­dow about 5:30 p.m. and shot two men be­fore shoot­ing him­self to death.

Investigat­ors say the shooter, whose name has not been re­leased, fired shots through the door of the apart­ment, then shot out a side win­dow and broke into the unit, which houses two cou­ples.

Once in­side the apart­ment, the gun­man shot 24-year-old Austin Duink and 21-year-old Dono­van Cope, deputies say.

Two fe­male oc­cu­pants fled the apart­ment, the Sher­iff’s Of­fice said.

The gun­man then shot him­self, ac- cord­ing to investigat­ors. Duink was also fa­tally wounded. Cope, who was taken to Or­lando Re­gional Med­i­cal Center, suf­fered se­ri­ous but not life-threat­en­ing in­juries, the Sher­iff’s Of­fice said in a state­ment Thurs­day. The Sher­iff’s Of­fice hasn’t named the shooter; his next of kin has not yet been no­ti­fied, the agency said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.