ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Police Department is looking for a man who he says shot into the crowd, injuring at least seven people early Sunday morning.
Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith said a major brawl broke out on South Orange and Wall Streets at 2:22 a.m. According to Smith, during the fight, one man pulled out a gun and started shooting into the crowd.
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Seven people were injured in the shooting, police said.
Initially, the agency reported six casualties as a result of the shelling, but another casualty was reported after they themselves were taken to AdventHealth.
Smith said the shooter is still at large and his identity remains unknown.
“We are still in the preliminary stages of this investigation,” he said, “we need the community’s help with this, so please contact us if you have any information.”
The sounds of the gunshots were captured live on YouTube near Wall Street. The video shows people running shortly after the shots were fired.
The video shows at least two people lying on the ground, as well as police guarding the scene.
When asked about the video, Smith said he had not seen it.
“At this time, I don’t know about it,” he said, “if you have similar videos, please contact us.”
News 6 was allowed to post on YouTube a video recorded at the scene by Tone IRL, which can be viewed in the player below.
“We are outraged and heartbroken by the act of senseless violence that has disrupted the pleasant atmosphere we have come to expect in downtown Orlando, and we pray for the speedy physical and emotional recovery of those who were injured and others who witnessed it. tragic event,” Commissioner Regina E. Hill said in a statement. “We are confident that the Orlando Police Department will exhaust all available resources to ensure that those responsible for this incident are brought to justice promptly and fully. I know firsthand that business owners are committed to cooperating with law enforcement and others so that our guests can continue to enjoy their downtown experience in peace, and will take all necessary steps to ensure they can visit our establishments safely with confidence and security.”
William Solomon said he also saw the noise.
“I ran and everyone scattered, and all I saw was a bunch of dispersed people, everyone was going crazy,” he said.
CONTENTS WARNING: Foul language, shooting after 1:40:50.
If you have any information, you will be asked to contact OPD on 911 or call Crimeline on **8477.
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