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Updating Breaking News: 3rd Apopka Shooting in 8 days

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Updated at 5:00 PM on Monday, 3/28/2016:

Authorities have told The Apopka Voice that their investigation is continuing and they expect to release more information in the next few days.

maurice hunter Maurice Hunter

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In the meanwhile The Apopka Voice has learned that the two subjects that suffered gunshot wounds in Saturday had been arrested together in North Carolina two years ago.

According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department the following incident happened in April 2014:

"A victim on Dehavilland Drive called a prostitute to his house. The victim turned down her services when she did not look as described in the ad, but the suspect still demanded payment.

When the victim attempted to get the suspect to leave, 3 males showed up and one of them hit him in the head with a piece of wood. Maurice Hunter and Jasmine McAfee we're both arrested and charged with Armed Robbery."

MaAfee died of her gunshot wounds at ORMC on Saturday. Hunter was treated and released from the hospital.

The Apopka Voice will update this developing story when additional information becomes available.


 

Updated at 10pm on Saturday, 3/26/2016: From The Joint Homicide Investigative Team

At approximately 6am Saturday morning a shooting took place in the 1900 block of Blackbird Drive in Apopka.

The details and cause of the shooting are still under investigation. Several people fled the scene of the shooting in a vehicle. During the initial response by The Apopka Police Department, it was believed that at least one person was struck by gunfire.

A vehicle linked to the shooting on Blackbird Drive was later encountered disabled on the side of SR 429 near SR 50. Two of the three 3 subjects inside the vehicle had sustained gunshot wounds. Both wounded subjects were transported to the hospital.

One of the subjects succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased while at the hospital. The second wounded subject from the vehicle has been treated and released. Jasmine McAfee, 24, was shot and killed. Maurice Hunter, 23 sustained a gunshot wound, but was treated and released.

The Apopka Voice will update this developing story when additional information becomes available.

Photos from the scene on Blackbird Drive in the Meadows of Maud Helen subdivision:

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Original Article:

The Apopka Police Department (APD) responded to a Shots Fired call on Blackbird Dr. in Apopka this morning, according to The Public Information Office of the APD.

There was a second scene related to this call in the area of Exit 23 on SR 429 (The Winter Garden Exit) where two people were found shot, Orange County Fire Rescue said. The Florida Highway Patrol, the APD and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident before turning it over to the The Joint Homicide Investigation Team.

According to officers, both victims were hospitalized. One was brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center. This is the third shooting in Apopka in eight days.

Police have not released the names of who was shot, whether there are any suspects, or the condition of the victims.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

 

 

 

 

 

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