Orange County

Man fatally shot after fight in the heart of downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in the heart of downtown Orlando early Sunday. morning.

According to police, the shooting occurred near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard.

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Orlando police responded to the area after hearing gunshots around 2:30 a.m.

Police said Joseph Torres was walking on Orange Avenue and turned onto Central Boulevard underneath the overhang of the building at 20 North Orange Avenue.

They said a group of people was standing near the building. When Torres tried to walk through the group, police said a suspect blocked the path and began to fight Torres.

The suspect then fatally shot Torres, police said.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477).

This investigation is ongoing.

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