Orange County

Teen injured in shooting after family member mishandles gun, Orange County deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A 17-year-old girl was shot early Thursday after a family member mishandled a firearm, according to Orange County deputies.

6:22 a.m. update:

Orange County deputies are investigating after a teenage girl was hurt in a shooting at an apartment complex.


Deputies said they responded to reports of a shooting around 12:15 a.m. at Las Palmas at Sand Lake apartments on Sky Lake Circle.

Officials said several family members were inside an apartment when one accidentally fired a gun while mishandling it.

Deputies said a 17-year-old girl suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to a hospital.

Photos: Orange County deputies respond to shooting at apartment complex

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and no other details were released by law enforcement.

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Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

Original report:

Orange County deputies responded to an early morning shooting at an apartment complex Thursday.

The shooting occurred around 12:18 a.m. at the Las Palmas at Sand Lake apartment complex on Sky Lake Circle.

Deputies have not said what led up to the shooting.

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Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will have continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.

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