Altamonte Springs police search for gun used in shooting

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Altamonte Springs police are searching for the gun used in a shooting.

Police said the suspect took off after shooting Carmine Foglia twice in the chest, and was found a block over, but the gun police said he used could be anywhere.

 Police had Raymon Christopher’s home taped off and were guarding it Wednesday night because if the gun isn’t in the home, they’ll have to continue searching in the neighborhood.

“We heard this loud pop, that’s what it sounded like. We both jumped, it was that loud,” said neighbor Eleanor White.

Several neighbors heard the sound of gunfire in the Spring Oaks subdivision near Mockingbird Lane.

Police said Christopher, 19, robbed Foglia and a woman who had come from Apopka to a house, and shot Foglia in the chest.

Police said Christopher, Foglia, and the unidentified woman knew each other.

“There was a lot of laughing and yelling, and all the sudden, a couple pops,” said witness William Teal. “Then somebody came around the back side of the vehicle and got into the passenger side, and grabbed a back pack, put it on and took off.”

Christopher took off after the shooting, but police dogs led investigators to his home, which was already on their radar after police searched felons in the area.

Police took Christopher into custody, but now they want to make sure the gun allegedly used is inside the home, and not still on the streets.

“We’re very concerned with finding that weapon, locating it, and making sure nobody comes in contact with it, expecially children,” said Officer Robert Pelton with the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

Police said Christopher had a long criminal history.

Foglia is in stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.