Still no arrests in double-fatal Pine Hills shooting

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies continue to investigate a shooting at a Pine Hills apartment that left two people dead and a third person hospitalized Tuesday afternoon.

The triple shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. at the Misty Oaks apartments near Colonial Drive and Hiawassee Road, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said one of the victims, a woman, called 911 and said she had been shot. When deputies arrived, they found 32-year-old Ron Williams and 27-year-old Amanda Johnson dead inside one of the apartments.

Investigators said Williams had the mental capacity of a 14-year-old and had moved out of his parent's home about two months ago. His family told Channel 9 they have no idea who would hurt him.

Williams' family said they're being kept in the dark about the investigation.

"He didn't deserve this. He was just a gentle giant," said family friend Wendy Hammock-Silungwe. "All they know is that their son had been murdered and nobody is saying anything."

Family members said he acted much more like a teenager than a grown man.

"Ron wasn't in a gang. He didn't do anything wrong," said Hammock-Silungwe. "The only thing he is guilty of is being too trusting."

"I don't think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time because he was in his apartment," said Hammock-Silungwe. "I think he allowed the wrong people to enter his apartment."

The Orange County Sheriff's Office will not say if the woman who survived the shooting is a victim or suspect. She's in serious condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Authorities said the three knew each other, but they haven’t released any other details in the investigation.

"It's scary," said Jazmin Carrero, a resident at the complex. "I'm kind of happy we're moving out soon."

"Walking to the corner store and I heard screaming," resident Ciera Grant said of the shooting.

Grant said she also wants to move out of the Misty Oaks complex, which deputies frequent due to criminal activity. It's also the location of a fatal apartment fire that left two children and a woman dead in March. Their deaths were later ruled homicides.

"I have to get away because I have a house full of children," said Grant.

Some residents at the apartment complex said they saw the male victim regularly.

"I see this guy coming and going every day," said resident Ciera Grant. "He seemed like a pretty nice guy, you know."

The family is still searching for answers while detectives continue their investigation.

Authorities searched a home about eight miles from the scene late Tuesday night, but they're being tight-lipped about the investigation.