Shooting In Orlando

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    Nov 06, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    What the Hell Man!

    Orlando office building gunman on the loose
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    ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials said at least eight people were hurt in a shooting at a downtown office building Friday and a gunman was on the loose.

    People streamed out of the high-rise building around lunchtime and some told local television stations they had barricaded themselves inside their offices.

    Orlando Fire Department District Chief Michael Droege said an unknown number of people were still in the building and could be injured. He said the SWAT team was still trying to pull people out.

    "The building is not secure now," he said. "It's still unfolding."

    Orlando police were searching for an armed man wearing a light blue polo shirt and jeans, said Orange County Sheriff's Spokesman Jim Solomons, whose department was called in for backup.

    Gerry Gilgo, who works on the floor where the shooting occurred, told The Associated Press she was meeting a co-worker at the elevators for lunch.

    "She yelled there are gun shots! There are gun shots! Get back in your office," Gilgo said.

    Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones confirmed there had been a shooting and multiple people were hurt but she couldn't say how many. She said there is believed to be only one shooter.

    The Orlando Fire Department told WESH-TV that at least eight people were injured. Interstate 4 was closed in both directions through downtown and a nearby school was locked down.

    Rows of ambulances lined up outside the building as police snipers took up positions around the building and officers on foot and horseback searched the area.



    This is INSANE!
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    Nov 06, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    sad
    and sadly becoming more and more common place
  • JP85257

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    Nov 06, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    DUCK!!
  • silverfox

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    Nov 06, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    Yup.

    It took me 1 and 1/2 to get home from a normal 15 minute drive from work. And the killer is still out there.


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    Nov 06, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    It's at RS&H, an engineering firm that my good friend works for (but here in Atlanta). The shooter was laid off from there in 2007.
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    Nov 06, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    I just heard from a friend of mine who is in Orlando on business and coincidently he is in the office next door. So he's on lock down. CARAZY!
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    Nov 06, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    OK

    next
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    Nov 06, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    My friend just told me that the shooter has turned himself in.
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    Nov 06, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    So glad I moved. What a shady town.
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    Nov 06, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    I feel the same LEANMUSC. Left a few years ago and never looked back
  • jmanorlando

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    Nov 06, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    LEANMUSC28 saidSo glad I moved. What a shady town.


    This could happen anywhere and it has.

    A man reached the end of his rope and decided this was how he would solve his problems, by creating problems for others and hurt those he felt hurt or ruined him.

    It is sad when this happens anywhere Orlando, Atlanta, LA, Texas...
    And my thoughts are with the families that are hurting tonight because that is where they are needed.
  • silverfox

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    Nov 07, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    LEANMUSC28 saidSo glad I moved. What a shady town.


    Yes something like this would never happen in L.A.
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    Nov 07, 2009 5:32 AM GMT
    This happened 2 blocks away from where my ex works