Police: Man hit by stray bullet in home near vigil being held for teen shot dead a year ago

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police said a man was hurt in a shooting in the Parramore area.

The shooting happened as people were gathered to remember a 15-year-old who was shot and killed at the same place exactly a year ago.


Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the intersection of Columbia Street and Parramore Avenue.

Investigators told Channel 9 that a group of people got into an altercation and then shots were fired.

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A man was hit by a stray bullet while sitting inside a home along Columbia Street. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened as a vigil was held for 15-year-old Antwan Roberts Jr., who was gunned down Dec. 8, 2020, as he walked out of his grandmother’s house.

It is not clear if the shooting has any connection to the vigil that was taking place.

Channel 9 learned several people were detained, but the motive is unclear.

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Our crew saw three men being detained but it is not known if they were connected to the shooting.

Police said two of the several people detained were arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting.

According to police, a juvenile was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted delinquent, tampering with physical evidence, grand theft of a firearm, resisting without violence, possession of a firearm by a minor and violation of probation.

Another juvenile was arrested for violation of probation and resisting an officer without violence, police said.

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Residents told Channel 9 they don’t know where the shots came from.

No one would speak to our crew on camera due to fear of retaliation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 321-235-5300 or contact the anonymous tip line, Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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Karen Parks

Karen Parks, WFTV.com

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.