Two killed in early-morning Orlando shooting


ORLANDO, Fla. - Three people were shot, two killed in yet another violent shooting in Orlando, and investigators said they’re trying to find the gunman.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Middlebrook Farms apartments on Conroy Road near Kirkman Road.

Investigators said 17-year-old Jonathan Cook and a woman, Khoy Williams, were killed.

Officers said it's possible that one or more suspects fled by climbing over a fence.

Investigators said the three victims were shot in a walkway of an apartment building.

“A level of violence within the crimes, the criminals seem to have no respect for human life,” said Sgt. Jim Young of the Orlando Police Department.

“It was silent. I was surprised, because I heard the shots and no screams, just a quick instant moment. Nobody screamed. No screaming at all. It just happened right away. It was fast,” said witness Luis Rivera.

So far, police said they have little to go on.

“It appears the victims were coming home when an unknown suspect or suspects approached the three victims,” said Young.

The man who was hospitalized may be the best witness to help solve the crime.

“He seen his friends get shot. I was standing on my porch as he was peeking in the hallway, while he was getting shot. He seen the whole thing go down,” Rivera said.

Authorities said a motive for the shooting is unknown.

The incident is the fourth homicide investigation in Orlando this year. In all, five people have been killed.

Police said while five is the same number of homicides as of the same time last year, what is alarming is the level of violence in each of the cases.

“We don't want the public to be terrified about this,” said Young. “We want the public to be alert about it."

As the investigation continues, officers are hopeful an alert resident may have information that will lead to an arrest and help close this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

WFTV incorrectly identified that Williams had a criminal history, but she did not. WFTV apologizes for the error.