• 3 men shot, 1 killed in east Orlando neighborhood, police say

    By: Chip Skambis , Jack DeMarco

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - UPDATE: The Orlando Police Department previously misidentified the deceased victim of the shooting. This article has been updated with the correct information.


    Three people were shot and one was killed in an east Orlando neighborhood early Sunday, according to police.

    The shooting occurred around 4 a.m. along the 1500 block of Candlewyck Drive, police said.

    When officers arrived, police came upon one of the victims who had been shot in the leg, who said he and his friends were parked at Fish Court and Candlewyck Drive when two men approached and pointed a gun at them.  

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    He ran and was shot in the leg, he said. 

    Police said during the investigation two other men were found on Fish Court. One of the men, 19-year-old Luis Orlando Colon-Baez, was dead. The other victim, 21-year-old Raul Santiago, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

    The only suspect information, according to police, is "two men in a truck."

    This is an active and ongoing investigation.

    Several shell casings hit quite literally too close to home for Alex Flores, who lives in the neighborhood. 

    "I said, 'Damn, it's getting bad around this place,'" he said. 

    Some of the elderly people who live on the street said they hope Orlando police will patrol more frequently now, because they are worried about retaliation. 

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