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2 USVI men killed in Pine Hills shooting

April 10th, 2017 | Tags:
Early investigations indicate the shooting happened after a fight in the nightclub spilled out into the parking lot, where shots were fired. Photo: Orlando Sentinel

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday identified the second victim in a double homicide in Pine Hills over the weekend.

Deputies were called around 3:20 AM for a shooting in front of the Caribbean Unity Center nightclub in the 5300 block of Silver Star Road near Pine Hills Road, OCSO spokesman Capt. Angelo Nieves said.

When deputies arrived, they found Akeyl Jahmal Dennis, 33, dead in the parking lot.

The other victim, Juan Carlos Ilarraza, 26, fled in his car after being shot.

Orlando Police Department officers found Ilarraza in his car at Princeton Street and John Young Parkway, Nieves said. Medics took him to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

Early investigations indicate the shooting happened after a fight in the nightclub spilled out into the parking lot, where shots were fired, Nieves said.

Nieves said no other injuries were reported, but that doesn’t necessarily mean no one else was hurt in the shooting.

“There could be someone at home self-treating,” Nieves said.

Detectives have no one in custody and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects and finding out what caused the fight.

“There were a lot of people in the club,” Nieves said. “We know there are witnesses out there.”

Those with information about the incident can call Crimeline to report tips anonymously at 800-423-8477. Crimeline tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards.

8 Responses to “2 USVI men killed in Pine Hills shooting”

  • 911 (11/04/2017, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • belonger (11/04/2017, 14:54) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is sad both men are from the VI. One Crucian and the other Sainthomain.
    • Actually (15/04/2017, 14:23) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
      Both men are from the USVI. St Criox and St Thomas are the US Virgin Islands. They are USVirgin Islanders.
      • wow (27/04/2017, 22:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        pure ignorance!!! he did say a crucian and a sainthomian, does it matter if it is USVI or BVI.... their nationality states where they are from and belonger clearly stated that...
        • Absolutely (15/05/2017, 11:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          It absolutely matters whether it is US or BVI,just as it would matter if they were from Russia .
  • Xxx (11/04/2017, 17:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    My question is, what is wrong with our young men?
  • Bandit (13/04/2017, 09:54) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    They gone up there with their stupiness.
  • ----------------- (14/04/2017, 20:57) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    the bad boy them a run things

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