Police release names of victims in deadly Tavares apartment complex shooting

TAVARES, Fla. — Taveres police have identified the two victims in Friday night’s shooting.

Update: According to police, 29-year-old Alejandro Garcia Jr., is one of the victims and was pronounced dead at the scene. Daniel Lester, 29-years-old, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.

Police said, at this time, the department does not have suspect information.

Original Story:

One person is dead and another was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds after a shooting at a Tavares apartment complex.

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Police responded Friday evening at 8 p.m. to Caroline Court Apartments, where the shooting happened.

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The victims’ names have not been released.

The suspect has not been located.

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Police are still investigating the active scene.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call 352-343-2101.

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This is a developing story. Check back later for more information.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.