• Deputies identify victim after 2 men shot, 1 killed in overnight shooting at Apopka home

    By: Ashley Edlund , James Tutten


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies released the name of the man shot and killed Thursday night in Apopka.

    He's been identified as 22-year-old Alec Hammers.

    The shooting happened around 11:50 p.m. on South Ocean Avenue, deputies said.



    Deputies said a second man was also shot but survived.

    A woman who lives nearby said she heard gunshots in the area.

    She said she didn't think much of it at the time until she saw the scene.

    Orange County deputies said two victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

    Detectives have been collecting evidence at the scene for most of the day.

    Sophia Augustine said she woke up last night to gunshots and a deputy knocking on her door.

    “There was something going on over there,” Augustine said.

    Orange County deputies said two men in their 20s were found at the home after the shooting.

    Deputies have given few other details.

    Augustine said this incident isn't the first time law enforcement has been on the street in the past few months.

    “They've been out here quite a lot,” Augustine said. “We don't even let our pets out anymore.”

    Crimeline is now saying this case is considered a homicide and an attempted murder, and they are offering a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to an arrest.

    Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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