• Man shot in torso, crashes SUV in Orange County, deputies say

    By: Jason Kelly

    Updated:

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 21-year-old man died Thursday evening after he was shot and crashed his SUV in the Pine Hills neighborhood, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

    The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m. at Indialantic Drive and North Pine Hills Road, Orange County Lt. Ken Taylor said.

    Firefighters were treating the man after he crashed when they realized he had been shot in the torso, Taylor said.

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    The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity hasn't been disclosed.

    "A search of the area was conducted in attempt to find a location of occurrence, but none was found," Taylor said. "It is unknown where the shooting actually occurred at this time."

    Joseph Charles told Channel 9 that the victim was his grandson.

    "The person (who) did that to him is going to face a penalty with God, the Messiah," he said. "The person in charge of you, in charge of him -- he (is) going to take care of that."

    Investigators said they believe the victim wasn't in the vehicle when he was shot.

    The shooting remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-8477.

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