Shooting victims identified in Parramore double murder

Police identified the two people who were shot and killed outside an apartment in Parramore early Thursday morning.

Alton L. Palmer, 49, and Valerie Young, 44, were identified as the victims, although police are still investigating who killed them, Orlando police spokeswoman Sgt. Barb Jones said.

Palmer and Young were found dead outside the apartment complex about 12:18 a.m. Thursday.

Police initially questioned three people of interest about the shooting but them out as suspects, police said.

The deaths mark the 16th and 17th homicides in Orlando this year, compared with 36 at this time last year.

Police are asking for anyone who might know anything about the crime to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

Bianca Prieto can be reached at or 407-420-5620.