Deputies: Driver shoots motorist after altercation

Published On: Dec 19 2012 12:55:19 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 05:24:30 PM EST

Orlando police have charged a driver with two felonies after they say he shot at another motorist on Wednesday afternoon in east Orange County.

Carlos Gaston, 29, has been charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and aggravated child abuse in the shooting, which occurred near Semoran Boulevard and Lake Underhill Road.

Police said Gaston and the victim, Wilmer Torres-Orengo, 34, were driving on southbound Semoran Boulevard when they got into an altercation for an unknown reason, resulting in Gaston getting out of a vehicle and shooting Torres-Orengo.

Torres-Orengo was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the arm. He told deputies he wouldn't press charges against Gaston. He is being charged with aggravated child abuse because of a 2-year-old girl being in Gaston's car.

Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the State Road 408 interchange where authorities were parked in the median, with traffic backed up on Semoran Boulevard for more than a mile.

Check back for more on this developing story.


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