2 arrested after North Port shooting leaves victim hospitalized

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Matias Abril
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Two people were arrested after a Sunday morning shooting left one victim hospitalized in North Port.

According to the North Port Police Department, 41-year-old William Walker of Dade City and 41-year-old Gilliana Eichenlaub of Zephyrhills were arrested after officers responded to a house in the area of Cincinnati Street and Boca Chica Avenue at around 10:30 a.m.

Courtesy: North Port Police

Investigators told WINK News that they were quickly located at the 7-Eleven on Toledo Blade Boulevard, just a few blocks from the house where the shooting happened. Police noticed the vehicle they had been on the lookout for and took Walker and Eichenlaub into custody.

Walker faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied dwelling/vehicle, tampering with evidence, drug possession, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Eichenlaub faces charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact.

The gunshot victim is recovering. The investigation is ongoing.

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