Deputies: 2nd person dies after ‘targeted’ shooting in Orange County on Christmas Eve

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies say a second person has died from a shooting that occurred on Christmas Eve in the Lockhart area.


Deputies responded to the 2800 block of Sudman Way shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday for reports of a shooting. They arrived to find four men and a woman with gunshot wounds.

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The female victim died at the shooting scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators identified her Tuesday as 25-year-old Stephanie Diane Cortes.

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The other four victims, initially identified only as men in their 20s and 30s, were taken to the hospital in various conditions ranging from stable to critical.

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Later Tuesday afternoon, deputies announced that one of those men had also died from his injuries. They identified the second deceased victim as 21-year-old Torrance Jermaine Stover Jr.

Investigators said it is unclear whether any of the people who were shot might also be suspects, but they believe it was a targeted incident.

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