House party near UCF leaves 1 dead, gunman on loose
Deputies are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed another man at a house near UCF early Saturday morning.
Witnesses told deputies an argument broke out at a house party between the black male victim and the hispanic male suspect before the latter pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim, who has been identified as Carlton Ashford, 24, was transported to Florida Hospital East and declared dead soon after, according to a release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office. We're working to determine if Ashford is a UCF student or alumnus.
OCSO responded to the home at 12449 Sophiamarie Loop, located inside the Vizcaya at Waterford neighborhood, around 2 a.m. to most of the party goers fleeing the scene. The suspect also fled after shots were fired.
Homicide detectives are currently investigating the incident, and the neighborhood has been shut down for only resident access.
Caroline Glenn is the News Editor at the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @byCarolineGlennor email her at CarolineG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.