1 killed, 1 injured in Orlando home invasion shooting

Published On: Jun 12 2013 06:29:39 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2013 10:06:19 AM EDT

Intruders burst into an Orlando home and shoot two men, one of whom was found dead after trying to run away.


Two men playing video games were shot -- one fatally -- late Tuesday in an Orlando home invasion.

Joseph Holness, 21, died in the double-shooting, which occurred around 11 p.m. in the 100 block of Hope Circle near State Road 408 and Kirkman Road.

According to Orange County sheriff's deputies, the men were playing a game when three intruders broke into the home. 

One of the victims ran toward the kitchen and was shot twice, deputies said.  He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  The other man, later identified as Holness, ran away but was found dead near Washington Street and Murray Drive.  It's not known if Holness was shot in the home or on the street after he fled.

Deputies said the victim in the hospital is cooperating with the investigation, but no details have been released.

It's not known if the victims knew the intruders.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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