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Agencies team up to solve rash of mystery shootings in Osceola County

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Over the past week, deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Kissimmee and St. Cloud police departments have seen more than a dozen drive-by shootings, all of which appear similar in nature.

One of the shootings was deadly, claiming the life of 17-year-old David Guerrero earlier this week.  Kissimmee Police continue to search for leads in the fatal shooting of the teen who was walking along Central Avenue toward a bus stop on Columbia around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

One witness told police that he saw a car drive by and then saw Guerrero's body on the side of road.  Guerrero,  who was shot in the abdomen, was rushed to the hospital where he died.

In all the other case, only property was damaged.   But after talking to at least two victims, it could have been far worse.

Vickie Boggs, who lives in Kissimmee, said her house was shot at three different times at about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The first bullet went through the garage door, the second through the door frame, and the third through a guest room window.

Vickie points to a bullet hole in the guestroom wall and said, "This one bullet, came through the window and all the way over here, and into our bathroom."  The bullet stopped when it struck the bathroom doorknob. 

Had the bullet continued into the bedroom, where Vickie and her husband Don were sleeping, "We'd probably be dead," she said.

"Look at it!"  Don said as he pointed to the now misshapen doorknob.   "You can see where it went in there, where that slug went right on in there, and after it hit that, it came right on down on the floor where I left it until they came and did all the evidence."

According to law enforcement, Don and Vickie are two of more than a dozen different victims of similar shootings this past week throughout the county. 

Investigators with at least one agency believe it's possible there may be a link among the shootings.  Detectives with another agency say there is no evidence at present time which point to a connection.   Either way, they need tips.

"We can't sleep, we can't do anything right now," Don said.  "Our nerves and everything are shot."

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Department at 407-348-1100 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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