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7 people wounded in Orlando shooting, police say

A shooting in downtown Orlando early Sunday left seven people wounded, police said.

The shooter has not been identified following the incident, which occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. after a large fight broke out, Chief Eric D. Smith of the Orlando Police Department said.

“One of the combatants pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd,” Smith said in a video update Sunday.

Each of the victims is expected to survive after being hospitalized in stable condition, according to police.

The fight broke out at Orange Ave. and Wall St. in the central Florida city, with Smith saying police are checking video from the scene.

Smith described the investigation as being in “preliminary stages.”

“At this time, our officers are present downtown,” the police chief said. “The area is safe. There’s no further threat downtown.”

Smith urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Orlando Police or the Florida crime line.

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