Seven injured in shooting in downtown Orlando

A big fight that broke out early Sunday morning at downtown orlando led to the shooting of seven people; This is the latest in a series of violent incidents that have plagued the area over the past year, according to Orlando police. The the suspect is still at largesaid the police.

Immediately after 2 a.m., as neighborhood bars and clubs closed, a shooting occurred near Wall Street Plaza and Orange Avenue around Sunday

According Orlando Police Chief Eric Smithsix victims were transported by ambulance to Orlando Regional Medical Centerand a seventh person traveled independently to AdventHealth. However, he claimed all seven victims were in stable condition.

“At about 2:22 a.m. this morning, at Orange Avenue and Wall Street, a big fight broke out,” Smith said during a briefing. “One of the fighters pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd.”

Live video from the scene, which shows late-night revelers running for their lives and hiding for cover, can be heard along with the sound of gunfire.

Still no suspects arrested

“We don’t have a suspect at this time,” Smith said. “We are still in the preliminary part of this investigation, so if anyone has any information, please call us at 911 or get with crime line [1-800-423-TIPS].

According to Smith, DPO is working with nearby businesses to recover all video of the incident.

Over the past year, there have been numerous reports of violence in and around the downtown Orlando bar district. Due to the rising violence, Orlando city officials have announced plans to control the city’s nightlife. The proposals call for increased music volume, security in private car parks and new permits for establishments that stay open past midnight.

The plans have been approved by the Orlando City Council on July 18 in a bid to control the nightlife of the city center, which has more than 100 bars and nightclubs and attracts more than 15,000 customers on weekends.

David H. Henry