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Fatal shooting in South Apopka kills man in his 20s

Second fatal shooting in South Apopka in less than a month


Deputies for the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to gun violence in South Apopka on Friday, which resulted in the death of a man in his 20s.

According to the report, at around 9:42 a.m., deputies responded to the 1300 block of Highland Avenue in South Apopka about a shooting. Upon arriving, OCSO deputies located a male in his 20s who had been shot.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, according to the OCSO.

Deputies said the shooting happened on South Highland Avenue near East 15th Street.

The OCSO has not released the name of the victim.

The fatal shooting comes on the heels of another recent gun violence death incident in South Apopka.

Travis Rashard Grubbs, a 36-year-old Apopka resident, was shot and killed at the intersection of 10th Street and Central Avenue on January 30th.

Grubbs was found lying in the intersection and pronounced deceased at the scene of the shooting.

In 2023, there were 2,494 fatalities from gun violence in the United States, including 79 mass shootings, according to the website gunviolencearchive.org. That figure does not include 3,300 reported suicides.

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  • MamaMia

    It is a shame all these shootings deaths. Will the governor do anything other than make the gun laws more lax? Mentally ill, no problem, convicted felon, no problem, anyone can buy a gun and carry it around under DeSantis, if he gets his way, on the gun law he is working on. There was recently a 23 year old woman who had a concealed weapon permit, went through the drive-thru at McDonalds, on 434, and got in an argument because they didn't give her a free cookie for not telling her about their reward program. She finally got her cookie, but pulled the gun on the workers, drove off, came back went in, and fought a male worker, injuring him. I can only imagine how bad the gun incidents will be, if DeSantis persists with these gun laws he wants.

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