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1 arrested, 1 sought in Mount Dora Walmart parking lot shooting

Kederick Hunter

Mount Dora Florida —

One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Mount Dora, according to police.

Kederick Hunter, 20, was booked into the Lake County Jail on Saturday.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Hunter and Gabriel Dejkunchorn, 20, for their involvement in the July 21 shooting.

Police were called out to the Walmart at US 441 and Eudora Road around 9:30 p.m. Friday in response to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot. They found two victims — Christian Watson, who was shot in the back, and Gabriel Dejkunchorn, who was shot in the knee.

Both men were airlifted to area hospitals.

Police discovered all three men were in a car in the Walmart parking lot–Watson in the drivers seat, Hunter in the passengers seat, and Dejkunchorn in the back seat behind Watson.

Police said Dejkunchorn was holding a gun when it accidentally went off. Dejkunchorn shot himself in the knee and the bullet then penetrated the front seat and hit Watson in the back.

Watson ran from the car to see help and Hunter ran from the scene, but eventually returned and told investigators he wasn’t there at the time of the shooting. Dejkunchorn also claimed someone else shot them, officials said.

Investigators determined only one shot was fired.

Hunter and Dejkunchorn face one charge of false reporting during the commission of a crime. Watson will not face any charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mount Dora Police at (352) 735-7130.

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