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Fatal shooting in Orange City
By Jen Horton
posted Sep 13, 2013 - 11:19:11am
UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: According to an email sent to Orange City staff members today, the woman injured in a shooting this morning on Trafford Avenue was an Orange City employee.
The email from Orange City Manager Jamie Croteau identifies Christine Peppenelli, a customer-service representative in the utilities department, as the woman injured in the shooting that left one man dead.
According to the email, Peppenelli's injuries were not life-threathening. A man who has yet to be identified by police was found dead in the in Pine Forest Mobile Home Community home where the shooting or shootings occurred.
The Orange City Police Department is investigating the incident, and could provide little information about the circumstances of the shooting.
Counselors for city employees have been made available at City Hall, according to the email.
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Orange City police said one person is dead after a shooting this morning, Sept. 13, in the Pine Forest Mobile Home Community.
At 9:57 a.m. today, the Orange City Police Department received calls about a disturbance from residents on Trafford Avenue, in southeast Orange City.
According to Orange City police Cmdr. Jason Sampsell, officers rushed to 369 Trafford Ave., where they found a dead man believed to be in his mid-50s and an injured female believed to be in her mid-40s. The woman, Sampsell said, had a gunshot wound to her side, and the injury was believed to be not life-threatening. She was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Neither of the victims was identified by police.
The shooting — or shootings — is still under investigation. Pine Forest Mobile Home Community is a 55-and-over community next door to John Knox Village.
When asked if Orange City police had been called to this address before, Sampsell said, "We are familiar with them."
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