One Dead, Five Hurt In Orlando Shooting; Gunman Caught

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Orlando say a gunman has been apprehended after killing one person and injuring five others at a downtown office building where he was let go two years ago.

Police Chief Val Demings says 40-year-old Jason Rodriguez surrendered to police at his mother's home after officers saw him through a window and asked him to come out.

She confirms that one person was killed in the shooting at the Legion Place office building downtown. Five others were hurt.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police are searching for a gunman who injured at least eight people at a downtown Orlando, Fla., office building.

People are streaming out of the building and some say they have barricaded themselves inside their offices.

Orange County Sheriff's Spokesman Jim Solomons says his department is backing up Orlando police and they're still looking for an armed man wearing a light blue polo shirt and jeans.

Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones confirms there has been a shooting at a high-rise and multiple people have been hurt but she can't say how many. She says there is only one shooter.

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

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by debbie Location: NC on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    As long as society keeps taking God out of everything.....we havent seen anything yet
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Nov 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Some of my colleagues live and work in that area. I'm so glad they're safe.
  • by enc Location: enc on Nov 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    another dark day.

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