MANATEE -- The name of Manatee’s latest homicide victim was released Sunday by the sheriff’s office.
Orville Uhl, 62, of Bradenton, was one of two victims found shot inside a Manatee residence late Friday night.
He was dead at the scene, while the other victim, a 24-year-old man, was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg in critical condition, in which he remained Sunday afternoon.
Deputies learned of the shooting at about 10:40 p.m. after the 24-year-old called 911 from his duplex in the 5900 block of Sixth Street East, according to a sheriff’s office report.
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An autopsy revealed Uhl was shot in the upper body and stabbed, according to sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow said.
Officials believe the killer remains at large.
“We are working some other leads,” said Bristow, adding investigators “still don’t think it was a random situation.”
Bristow said investigators spoke briefly with the 24-year-old on Sunday.
Both men were injured in the upper torso area.
It is believed the men were acquaintances, but not related. Bristow said Uhl did not live at the residence.
Both victims have criminal histories, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
Uhl served time in prison for drug convictions in Sarasota County. He also faced charges of driving with a canceled license in Manatee on three occasions, according to the county clerk website.
The 24-year-old was on felony probation at the time of the incident for a Manatee conviction.
After nearly six months to start the year without a homicide, it was Manatee County’s second in a week.
In the county’s other homicide case, Antonio Martinez, 33, was shot and killed May 20 following an argument with several people in the 1100 block of 35th Avenue West, according to the sheriff’s office.
He was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where he was later pronounced dead. A few people were taken into custody and questioned after the incident. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call MSO at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.