Child Dies Following Orlando Theme Park Shooting

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A child has succumbed to injuries from a shooting that took place at an Orlando-area theme park over the weekend.

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On Saturday evening, shortly before midnight, officers with the Orlando Police Department were dispatched to Dezerland, an amusement park located on International Drive in Central Florida, approximately ten miles northeast of the Walt Disney World Resort. A person had reportedly fired shots into a crowded parking lot at Dezerland Park, injuring three 14-year-olds. On the night of the shooting, the minors were transported to nearby Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, located five miles from Dezerland. One of the young victims was listed in critical condition.

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According to an announcement on Monday by Orlando Police officers, that child has died. He was identified as 14-year-old Trevon Robinson from Hillsborough County, Florida.

The second victim in the shooting, also a 14-year-old male, is still hospitalized. He is said to be in critical but stable condition. The third victim–another 14-year-old male–has already been released from Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. At this time, investigators working on the case say that they have not yet identified a suspect, and the investigation is ongoing.

As this continues to be a developing story, more information will be shared as it is made available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as they navigate through this difficult situation.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!