The Orlando Police Department announced a murder arrest in the recent deadly shooting on Mercy Drive that left several people shot. The 23-year-old was arrested for attempted homicide and first degree felony murder in connection to the Orlando shooting.
At approximately 2:34 p.m. on September 22, 2023, officers responded to 1440 Mercy Drive in reference to a large group of people fighting with shots fired in the courtyard at Jernigan Gardens Apartments. Three individuals on scene were struck by gunfire and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
A fourth gunshot victim was transported to ORMC and was declared deceased by medical staff there. The homicide victim has been identified as 22-year-old Macayla Queen Patterson.
Also on September 22nd, Delray Shundale Duncan Junior, 23, was arrested for Attempted Homicide and First Degree Felony Murder in connection to this shooting, according to local police. “Great work by OPD Homicide Detectives,” Orlando police posted about the arrest.
This investigation is still ongoing. The Orlando Police Department is still encouraging anyone who has information related to this incident to contact the Orlando Police Homicide Unit or pass on their information anonymously through Crimeline.
You can call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) where your information will be taken in strictest confidence. Your identity will be protected and you will never have to give your name. You will be given a confidential tip code number. Tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000. All tips eligible for a reward are paid to tipsters using an anonymous process. Remember, if you witness a crime in progress, you should call 911.
Local crime, guns, and violence remain problems around Orlando and downtown under Mayor Buddy Dyer. Police remind all residents to remember, “See Something, Say Something” by calling Crimeline or 9-1-1.