Just one week before the anniversary of the terrorist shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando by Muslim fanatic, Omar Mateen, gun fire has apparently left more victims in the city. But this time, police say there does not appear to be any connection to Terrorism.
Officers were called to a shooting in Orlando’s industrial area early Monday morning and officials who are being very tight-lipped about the incident have confirmed that multiple people have been murdered, but declined to confirm the exact number of victims. The Local FOX affiliate has reported that Officers have commandeered a parking lot as a staging area out side a warehouse off Forsyth Road in Orange County. The incident is located near Full Sail University and police received the 911 call shortly before 9 a.m. This morning.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told media that they had responded to a shooting in the area and that the scene was now considered to have been “stabilized.” The officer also confirmed there were “multiple fatalities,” adding that they are investigating a “tragic incident.”
In addition to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, local agents from the FBI are also on the scene assisting local police with the ongoing investigation, according to an FBI spokesperson. To many, the current shooting scene invokes vivid memories of last years shooting at the Gay Pulse night club. There are several emergency vehicles at the scene including Police, Fire and Ambulances. The Pulse shooting was carried out by an Islamic radical that wanted to make a statement to the city’s Gay population. His attack left 49 people dead including himself and injured dozens more.
We will bring you updates on this story as they become available.
***UPDATE 11:18 AM**** Police now say 5 persons have been killed in the attack, but no names have yet been released. More to follow.