Cops: Gunman Shot At Crowd Leaving Wedding

May 10th, 2011 by Staff

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people who were leaving a wedding around 1:00am Sunday.
Deputies responded to reports of shots fired at the Rotary Club on Kirkman Road, where the wedding reception was being held.
According to investigators, a group of people were leaving the building when the suspect drove into the parking lot and began shooting at the crowd.
Officials said one person was hit by the gunfire. A 25-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with at least one gunshot wound, that deputies said is non-life threatening.
Witnesses told WFTV the shooter was the groom’s cousin, and the two were arguing before shots were fired.
Club owner Sam Restuccio says he was cleaning up when the fight broke out. He went to help break it up and saw the man pull a gun and shoot three times into the air. Restuccio says the shooter then fired multiple rounds into the dispersing crowd before driving away.
“He didn’t belong here, he wasn’t invited… And the end result was someone got hurt because of a bad choice this guy made,” said Restuccio.
Deputies said they found the gunman’s car on Sunday, but there was no sign of him.


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