A vacation in Orlando, Florida, ended with death for a 53-year-old tourist. He was shot and killed early Thursday morning during a robbery at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive in Orlando, Florida, USA.
International Drive is the center for tourists in this Florida resort town of Disney.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies said the couple was in the parking lot when a man tried to rob them. The robber opened fire, shooting the man several times, deputies said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, deputies said. His name has not been released.
The shooter was only described by deputies as having dark skin. He fled after the shooting, and deputies continue to search for him.
Deputies were asked if tourists should be concerned for their safety.
The Orlando Police officer had this to say.
“Unfortunately in the world that we live in today, there’s always danger and we all need to be alert and aware of our surroundings,” Orange County sheriff’s Deputy Rose Silva said. “I know that people are in vacation mode, but there are people out there looking to harm us, so keep your eyes and ears open.”