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3 Things Going On Today In Florida: Man, 87, Bitten By Alligator

Authorities: Man, 87, Bitten By Alligator In Florida

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old man has been bitten by an alligator in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the 7-to-8-foot-long (approximately 2-meter-long) alligator bit the man at Lake Beresford near DeLand on Sunday morning. The man’s identity has not been released.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant says the man’s hand and leg were bitten, but he was alert and conscious. Medics brought the man to a hospital, though his condition is unclear.

Further details have not been released.

Woman Searching For Dropped Wallet Fatally Struck By Vehicle

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was struck and killed by vehicle as she searched for her wallet on a Florida highway.

Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release that 58-year-old Margarita Contreras had been involved in a crash a short time before she was killed early Sunday. The vehicles involved in that crash were moved to a parking lot and Contreras thought she had dropped her wallet in the road.

Montes says Contreras was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Authorities say the suspect’s vehicle is tan or gold colored and it may have front-end damage.

The incident remains under investigation.

2 Dead In Separate Florida Police Shootings

MIAMI (AP) — Separate weekend police shootings involving Florida officers left both suspects dead.

In the first shooting, officers from the northwest Florida town of Palatka responded to a disturbance at an apartment building Saturday night. Officers fatally shot 28-year-old Tyrell Pinkston. Capt. Matt Newcomb said a gun was recovered near Pinkston and that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

In the second shooting, officers in the Miami suburb of Hialeah engaged in a shootout with passengers in a car early Sunday. An unidentified passenger died inside the car. Lt. Carl Zogby told reporters further information would not be released until the investigation progresses.