Multiple People Hospitalized in Shooting Near Universal Orlando

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Multiple people were injured following a shooting that occurred near Universal Orlando Resort early Sunday morning, police officials say.

Universal Orlando– home to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay– has become one of the premier destinations for travelers, some who stay onsite and others who stay offsite at hotels located less than a mile away from all the action.

An argument in the Waffle House parking lot on South Kirkman Road and Vineland Road escalated into the shooting at 4 a.m. The shooting left two people injured and both were taken to the hospital. One man was transported by first responders to the hospital and the other was dropped off and both are in stable condition, according to the report.

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Orlando Police also said they have identified and detained a suspect, but no other information has been released at this time.

The Waffle House is located just outside of Universal Orlando Resort and is near Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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More On Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Don’t forget to check out the world-class entertainment shows including The Bourne Stuntacular, The Monster Horror Makeup Show, and Animal Actors on Location. In major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

Inside the Magic will keep you updated on this investigation. 

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