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Orlando Police Hunt Suspect in Office Shooting (Updated)

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 10:06 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Another day, another mass shooting:

“The Orlando Fire Department said two people were killed and eight injured in a shooting Friday at an office building in Orlando, reported.

Police have surrounded a Florida high-rise after gun shots were reportedly fired.

The Legions Place office building in downtown Orlando was ordered on lockdown Friday afternoon as officers began a floor-by-floor evacuation.”


UPDATE: The suspect has been caught. It was reportedly a workplace shooting committed by a former employee with money problems.


  1. This looks like a workplace shooting, not Islamic terrorism according to early reports.

    Comment by ropelight (db98cc) — 11/6/2009 @ 10:39 am

  2. rope

    given the bs the media pulls we can’t be sure.

    Comment by A.W. (e7d72e) — 11/6/2009 @ 10:49 am

  3. fyi, supposedly they got the guy.

    Comment by A.W. (e7d72e) — 11/6/2009 @ 11:57 am

  4. Given the frustration levels and employment uncertainty adding stress for so many people, should we be surprised when more people ‘go postal’ ?

    Comment by Alasdair (205079) — 11/6/2009 @ 11:57 am

  5. One of my cousins apparently. **Ethnic joke **

    Comment by HeavenSent (01a566) — 11/6/2009 @ 12:54 pm

  6. You know (and this is a bit on a non-sequiter), I _really_ depise the term “lockdown” when applied to anything except prisons and those who dwell in prisons. “Ordered on lockdown” – OK, maybe for schools, but then the little buggers are consigned in loco parentis to their teachers so I guess locking them down is parental / guardian perogative. A neighborhood or private residence with free adults, not so much.

    Comment by JSinAZ (ee1d62) — 11/6/2009 @ 12:58 pm

  7. Caught…

    [Thanks for the link, Steve. I've updated the post. -- DRJ]

    Comment by Steve (CT) (0d2086) — 11/6/2009 @ 1:18 pm

  8. Was the guy a legal resident or citizen?

    Comment by Jack (2ff693) — 11/6/2009 @ 9:31 pm

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