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Statement from Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings | February 22, 2023

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“We are saddened by the horrific shootings that took the lives of innocent victims in Orange County today.  We work daily with our local media organizations to accurately cover the news and it is incomprehensible that a journalist has been killed while doing his job and that a child and a young woman have been killed as well.  I offer condolences to the victims’ families and believe that this is a clarion call for our community to do more to stop this madness. I look forward to meeting with community leaders tomorrow to discuss next steps in reducing gun violence for our community.”

– Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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