For the second day in a row, a mass shooting in the United States. This time it’s an apparently lone gunman who went on a rampage at a office tower in downtown Orlando. The gunman was fired two years ago from an architectural company in the tower and is at large.
At least eight people were injured in a mass shooting inside a downtown Orlando high-rise just before noon Friday, according to the Orlando Fire Department. Firefighters were called to Gateway Center at 1000 Legion Place around 11:30 a.m. The building is near Lake Ivanhoe. Many employees said they barricaded themselves inside their offices during the incident. All patients have been taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. At least four of the eight patients are serious trauma cases. The ORMC ER is closed to patients due to the shootings. According to Orlando Fire Department District Chief Michael Droege, an unknown number of people are still in the building and could be injured. He said the SWAT team is still trying to pull people out of the building.
The shooting took place at the Gateway Center tower near Lake Ivanhoe. That’s about five minutes from the Parliament House, for those that only know Orlando that way.