New shooting in Orlando

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Troy Michalik, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

    Former employee opens fire at Orlando office tower - Yahoo! News

    Former employee opens fire at Orlando office tower

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    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer Mike Schneider, Associated Press Writer – 4 mins ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials searched Friday for a gunman who opened fire in a downtown office building where he used to work. At least six people were hurt.

    People streamed out of the 16-story Legion Place office 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 trying to pull people out.

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

    Orlando police spokeswoman Barbara Jones identified the gunman as Jason Rodriguez, 40, and said he might be in a 2002 silver Nissan SUV with license plate D119UX. She said he used to work at the building but did not say where or when he left.

    "I would consider him armed and dangerous," Jones said. She said at least five people were taken to a hospital and another had chest pains but did not go to the hospital. Orlando Regional Medical Center said four people were being treated in the emergency department.

    She confirmed witnesses told police the shooting started at Reynolds Smith & Hill, a transportation engineering consulting firm in the building.

    "You got a guy going into a business on a Friday where people are trying to make an honest living ..." Jones said.

    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 gunshots! There are gunshots! Get back in your office,'" Gilgo said.

    Will Halpern, an attorney works on the building's 17th floor, was among the last group to be evacuated. He said the lobby was filled with about 20 officers in SWAT gear, carrying assault weapons, ready to search.

    Interstate 4 was closed in both directions through downtown and nearby schools were 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.
  2. Lowrider

    Lowrider New Member

    They come in threes

    Yesterday Ft. Hood, Today Florida. These things come in threes, so stay cocked and locked for the next few days.

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    This stuff just gives credence to the anti gunners. It pisses me off.
  4. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

    Hearing reports that he was fired in June 2007 for performance related issues. That is a hell of a long time to stay mad.

    How come no one close to him sensed that he was stewing about it?
  5. themyst

    themyst New Member

    I'm pretty active on another (not weapons related) forum. It's international and very active, so when this news story came up, someone immediately posted about it and then the anti-gun comments started coming. "People do not need access to such firearms!" "You do not need to buy as much firepower as you'd like" Blah, blah, blah. It made me just want to ... log off and come over here for a while! :)

    All the gun laws in the world didn't stop this guy:

    7 dead, many injured in truck and knife attack. - Democratic Underground

    OMG! Ban all trucks! Ban all knives!

    I'm just so tired of people being so uninformed about the gun issue.
  6. User Name

    User Name New Member

    Well put sir!
  7. themyst

    themyst New Member

    I'm a ma'am. ;)
  8. User Name

    User Name New Member


    Well put Ma'am!