Police continue to investigate Orlando club shooting
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Orlando Police continue to investigate a shooting at Glitz Ultra Lounge, where two people were killed. It happened in the tourist district. At least nine others were hurt during the incident that happened inside the club at the corner of Universal Boulevard and Carrier Drive, just before 1 a.m. Those victims all received non life-threatening injuries, according to investigators.
"I can tell you this was not a random shooting," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina. "There are many detectives and crime scene technicians going through this. They have a lot of victims and witnesses to talk to, a lot of evidence to sift through, so that's what's been going on since the shooting."
There were around 300 people inside the club when chaos erupted. Carlos Pagan says his friend was one of the people shot. "We are going to mourn his death. We are definitely. He's definitely going to be missed in the community, not only in Orlando, but in Puerto Rico," said Pagan.
According to Mina, the club hires off-duty Orlando officers to stand at the entrance for a police presence; however, it's up to private security guards inside the club to conduct pat downs, if that's what the owner prefers. FOX 35 attempted to contact management at the club, but we were unable to reach anyone for comment.
Daniel Anthony, an Orlando resident, said he is concerned about violence in the tourist district. "I came here to send pictures to my friends in New York... because my friends can't believe it!"
Police have suspects, but they need more tips from the public. "If anyone else has even more information we ask that they come forward," said Chief Mina. The names of the people involved have not been released.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.