View Full Version : 8 shot in Orlando.
11-06-2009, 01:55 PM
Nothing in print. Breaking on Fox now.
11-06-2009, 01:57 PM
11-06-2009, 02:00 PM
Eight people have been shot at an office building in downtown Orlando. Four of the eight are in trauma condition. The building is called Legions Place. Interstate 4 is shutdown eastbound.
Two people are dead and six are wounded, Orlando police said.
Office workers are still inside. They have barricaded themselves inside and have received little information from authorities on whether it's save to leave. One woman inside the building said they have been told the shooting possibly took place on the fourth or eighth floor.
"We've got everybody in one office, with the door barricaded with a chest of drawers. There are about 20 of us in here. We're scared," said one woman who is inside the building. She asked her name and that of her business not be used because she fears for her life.
"We're watching TV, trying to see what is going on, but we really don't know. We're scared. We're safe right now, but we're scared,"
11-06-2009, 02:04 PM
Officers with assault rifles are looking for a suspect with blue shirt and blue jeans. Many have their weapons pointed at the parking garage.
There is a heavy police presence near Lake Ivanhoe and traffic is being diverted.
Orlando police and orange county sheriffs deputies have blocked roads near the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the Radisson hotel. All of the businesses between Marks Road south to Colonial Drive are evacuated.
A witness has told WFTV that a man who previously worked in the building walked inside and opened fire.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has postponed a trip to see his son out of town and is monitoring the situation from City Hall, spokeswoman Heather Allebaugh said. Dyer is waiting for an update from police, she said.
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11-06-2009, 02:05 PM
A search of the address shows attorneys' offices, title offices, and Vocational Rehab center for the Florida Dept. of Veterans Affairs, among others.
11-06-2009, 11:12 PM
..and concealed and or/ open carry is banned in the workplace.
"Gun free zone"
11-06-2009, 11:20 PM
I worked in a large machine shop several years that wouldn't allow guns, even in your car. We always thought that they were worried that if some whack job with a gun came in shooting up the office we would all help him and turn it into a firing squad!
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