• Man fatally shot on front porch while 2 young children in home, deputies say

    By: Monique Valdes


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies are working to identify suspects after a deadly shooting that happened in the middle of the day.

    Deputies said a man was killed at his home while his 2-year-old son and 3-year-old son were inside. The children were uninjured.

    The shots rang out on Honeycomb Street near Goldenrod Road.

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    Deputies found 24-year-old Gerard Marcano with gunshot injuries in his enclosed porch.

    He died at the scene, deputies said. 

    Deputies went door to door, canvassing for tips. 

    So far, there aren't many leads, only that two people were seen running away after the shooting. 

    "It's a very devastating situation (in which) the father was shot right in front of his two young kids," Orange County Master Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said. "Based on what the witnesses are saying, they don't know if they were the suspects, or these two individuals running were just trying to find coverage."

    Deputies said they canvassed the neighborhood for surveillance cameras.

    The shooting remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

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