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Early morning shooting in Orlando leaves 1 dead

ORLANDO

Shooting at pool hall leaves 1 dead, 6 hurt

Orlando police are investigating an early morning shooting outside a pool hall that left one person dead in the early morning hours Saturday.

Spokeswoman Michelle Guido of the Orlando Police Department said in an email that seven people suffered gunshot wounds during the incident that occurred around 3:35 a.m. Saturday. One of those people died.

Patrons were leaving the pool hall when the shooting occurred in the roadway right in front of the business.

Police do not have a description of a suspect in the case. They have not provided any information on the person who died.

GAINESVILLE

Police absolved in killing of 16-year-old

A grand jury has determined that the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Gainesville boy by police was justified.

The Gainesville Sun reported that the Alachua County grand jury said no criminal charges were warranted in the death of Robert Dentmond on March 20.

The high school student was shot after he called 911 and reported he was suicidal and had a gun.

Police responded to an apartment complex, and after a 30-minute standoff, Dentmond put down a replica gun he was holding.

Police say Dentmond then picked the gun back up and backed away, ignoring orders from the officers to drop the replica firearm. He was fatally shot, and bullets also struck nearby apartments in the complex.

The grand jury is not finished with its inquiry.

Associated Press

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