Residents express concern following Sunday’s shooting in Orlando neighborhood

ORLANDO, Fla. — Some people living in an Orlando neighborhood said they’re upset after police said four suspects opened fire on a home, injuring three people.

Police said they’re hoping the community will help them track down the four people wanted in that shooting. The three people injured are expected to be OK.


The shooting happened along Crooms Avenue near Columbia Street just west of John Young Parkway Sunday afternoon. Officers said the three people were injured when four men inside a dark-colored, possibly black, SUV shot at a home on Crooms Avenue around 3:20 p.m.

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“First of all being a senior in the area, we’re always upset with what goes on around us,” said Stella Lewis, who lives within walking distance of Sunday’s shooting.

Lewis said she and other community members have reached out to Commissioner Bakari Burns and members of the Orlando Police Department.

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A spokesperson for Commissioner Burns released a statement that reads, in part, “We are working with partners at the Orlando Police Department to increase patrols in the area, addressing other public safety matters for the neighborhood including installing speed tables and upgrading street lighting.”

A spokesperson for the Orlando Police Department said new recruits will meet with community stakeholders on Friday to get a better perspective of their needs in the community.

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Karen Parks

Karen Parks, WFTV.com

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.