ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police held a press conference Monday to provide updates on two deadly shootings that happened in Orlando on Sunday.
The press conference was held at 1 p.m. at Orlando Police headquarters.
Police discussed the shooting death of a 16-year-old Evans High School student. According to police, Tavyiah King was shot and killed early Sunday.
Police responded to reports of a shooting just before 1 a.m. at the Wawa on John Young Parkway near Silver Star Road.
Responding officers found the victim a short distance away on Silver Star Road. She was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where she died.
Police also discussed the shooting death of 34-year-old Joseph Torres. According to police, the shooting occurred near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard.
Police responded to the area after hearing gunshots around 2:30 a.m.
Police said Torres was walking on Orange Avenue and turned onto Central Boulevard, when he encountered a group of people who were 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.
Police are asking anyone with information in either of these deadly shootings to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477).
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