Deputies say evidence of shootout found at suspected drug house



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Residents of an Orange County neighborhood called 911 Wednesday saying people with machine guns were fleeing the area.

When investigators arrived, they said they found evidence of a shootout.

"We had calls from neighbors about gunshots fired and several males running from the house with machine guns," Lt. Parks Duncan of the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said they found multiple street drugs and manufacturing of drugs at a home they believed was used as a drug house. By the time deputies arrived at the home on 44th Street, it had been abandoned.

"It appears as if this is a drug house and the drug dealers were being robbed by somebody. So, that's probably why we didn't get any calls from our victims," said Duncan.

Witnesses said men and women were seen fleeing the home, and evidence shows that gunshots may have come from both inside and outside the home.

"We found this house with obvious bullet holes in the front and did sweep of the house to make sure no one was inside. [We] made sure everything was fine. We found the house pretty much vacant and there were strong indicaitons that drug trade was being done from this house," Duncan said.

The sheriff's office said they're monitoring local hospitals to see if anyone shows up with gunshot wounds.