[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 01/11/21]
SORRENTO, Florida — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is releasing very limited information on a shooting that occurred following an argument in a liquor store parking lot Sunday afternoon.
A pair of brothers got into an argument with another male in the parking lot of Country Discount Liquor, 23825 Sorrento Avenue, also known as State Road 46, and the male shot one of the brothers, LCSO Sgt. Fred Jones told Lake Legal News. LCSO responded to the reported shooting at 4:40 p.m. and the man was transported to AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares. The hospital was locked down for a brief time as a precaution, according to a Tavares Police Department Facebook post Sunday.
LCSO is not releasing the names of any of the parties involved, or a motive, as it is still an active investigation, Jones told LLN, and “The victim is not cooperating at this time.”
If you have information on Sunday’s shooting, call LCSO at 352-343-2101.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]