Man killed, 2 others shot in Ocoee home invasion

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OCOEE, Fla. —

Two young men and a woman were shot in an Orange County home invasion early Monday morning, but police still haven't identified the victims.

One man was killed, while a man and woman survived the shooting along Bernadino Drive in Ocoee, police said. WFTV has since learned the victims are either in their teens or early 20s.

Police said that about 5 a.m. Monday, robbers armed with guns entered the house, ransacked it and then shot the three people inside.

The victims who survived were rushed to a local hospital in stable condition.

"It's one of those things that happens in your back yard, and you don't think it would," said Daryl Lowery.

Lowery said he saw one of the victims grow up in the neighborhood, and her parents were renting the house to her.

"This has been a very quiet neighborhood for years since I moved here in '89," Lowery said.

Police said the same house was broken into four months ago, and a group of men tied up the people inside.

In that incident, the men ran off but were caught at a house in Orlando a short time later. Police said they stole electronics and were asking the people about drugs.

Investigators said they were working to find out if the two cases were related.

"This is a great neighborhood. To have it happen twice in one house is very usual," said neighbor Brian Satterlee.

Right now, investigators don't have a description of the suspects. Authorities are hoping that when they talk to the surviving victims they will be able to help them figure out who the gunmen are.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).