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At Least 8 Shot In Downtown High-Rise

ORLANDO, Fla. -- At least eight people were injured in a mass shooting inside a downtown Orlando high-rise just before noon Friday, according to the Orlando Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to Gateway Center at 1000 Legion Place around 11:30 a.m. The building is near Lake Ivanhoe.

All patients have been taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. At least four of the eight patients are serious trauma cases. Due to the incident, the emergency room has been closed to patients. The ER is on status X.

Dispatchers with the Orlando Fire Department said a shooting with multiple victims was reported on the eighth floor.

WESH 2 reporter Gail Paschall-Brown, who is at the scene on the ground, said that 15 employees came out of the building very distraught. Paschall-Brown spoke with one who said that a former employee came into the office who hadn't worked at the company in over a year.

At least six ambulances and dozens of police cars and fire engines have arrived at the scene.

Orlando Fire Department spokeswoman Vicky Robles said a shooter has not been taken into custody.

"We don't know who they are," Robles said.

WESH 2 News reporter Greg Fox said gurneys are being wheeled toward the building. However, some rescue personnel may be waiting for clearance from authorities that the scene has been secured.

Cameras in downtown Orlando showed authorities closing some streets around the center.

Interstate 4 eastbound has been shut down while police converge on the area. Nearby Edgewater High School has also been locked down.
Not a good past couple of days. My thoughts are with the families and victims of this event as well as yesterday's.

Original Link: http://www.wesh.com/cnn-news/21541263/detail.html
 

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I hope this is not the beginning of a trend :(

Copy cat jihad.
 

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I hope this is not the beginning of a trend :(

Copy cat jihad.
Let's hope not. My first thought is disgruntled ex-employee, but that is pure speculation on my part based on the location and today's sobering (but wholly expected) job report.
 

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Yeah, where I live (in Tn) a lot of rampages would be fairly short-lived.

My prayers are with these victims and their families.
 

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Cannot comment a lot on this...but suffice it to say the the shooter was an ex employee (from a couple of years ago) There were six people shot and as of now one deceased.

Kudos to the OPD SWAT Team that brought the shooter to justice!!!
 
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