Woman, 32, behind wheel of car in drainage ditch was shot, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A 32-year-old woman was critically injured Monday evening in a shooting at an Orange County apartment complex, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said they were called shortly before 8:15 p.m. to The Caden apartments at Rio Grande Avenue and Americana Boulevard, where they discovered the victim in the driver's seat of a car in a drainage ditch.

"It's just like what you expect for this neighborhood - it's what you expect," said Samantha Merkell, who lives nearby.

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Investigators said a search is underway for a gunman.

Deputies said they are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting and how many times the victim was shot. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The shooting remains under investigation.

No other details were given.

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Woman shot in Orange County

#BREAKING: Deputies say a woman is in critical condition after being shot at an Orange County apartment complex. Read: at.wftv.com/2C5iesT

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Monday, January 7, 2019

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