Woman found shot after car plummets 25 feet into Orange County canal

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SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman is in critical condition after being found shot in her car, which plummeted 25 feet into a drainage canal, Monday night in Orange County, deputies said.

The woman was found unconscious around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of Americana Boulevard near Orlando. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with a life-threatening gunshot wound, according to deputies.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was discovered after crashing her car through a fence and into a 25-foot dry concrete storm water drainage canal.

Deputies believe a confrontation in the car led to the shooting.

Authorities searched the area and detained one person, but that individual was later released, officials said.