ORLANDO, Fla. - Seven people were shot on Sunday when a gunman opened fire into a crowd in Orlando. The masses were gathered in the early hours of the morning as local bars and nightclubs were closing for the night, sending people out into the streets.
Six of the seven victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center according to reports, with another winding up at a nearby AdventHealth hospital. Luckily, none of the seven victims are expected to succumb to their injuries.
“At approximately 2:22 this morning, at Orange Avenue and Wall Street, a large fight broke out,” said Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith. “One of the combatants pulled out a hand gun and fired into the crowd.” As of Sunday police still did not have a suspect in the shooting.
An eyewitness video captures the moment the night went from ordinary to terrifying:
It's unfortunately a familiar scene for one of Florida's premiere nightlife cities. Just on July 4th a false alarm mass shooting occurred when the sound of fireworks caused mass panic. And of course, Orlando was the site of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, a targeted attack against LGBTQ+ people which was the deadliest U.S. terror attack since 9/11.
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