View Full Version : At Least 8 Shot In Downtown High-Rise

11-06-2009, 01:45 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- 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.
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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.Former employee Jason Rodriguez, 40, has been identified by the Orlando Police Department as a suspect in the shooting. He is at large and possibly driving a silver 2002 Nissan SUV with Florida tag number D11 9UX.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.
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WESH 2 reporter Gail Paschall-Brown, who is at the scene on the ground, said that 15 employees came out of the building very distraught. Paschall-Brown spoke with a witness who said that a former employee came into the office who hadn't worked at the company in over a year.Orlando Fire Department spokeswoman Vicky Robles said a shooter has not been taken into custody.Sgt. Barb Jones of the Orlando Police Department said she cannot confirm the status of any of the victims.Orange County Sheriff's Spokesman Jim Solomons said his department is backing up Orlando police and they're still looking for an armed man wearing a light blue polo shirt and jeans, identified as Rodriguez.Both directions of Interstate 4 have been shut down while police converge on the area. Nearby Edgewater High School and Lake Highland Prep are also locked down.

Uncle Duke
11-06-2009, 01:52 PM
Which transition team was he a member of ? :D

11-06-2009, 01:57 PM
Aftershock from Fort Hood. More will surely follow.

11-06-2009, 01:58 PM
Which transition team was he a member of ? :D

I am sorry if you cannot tell the difference between an actual thread and libtard live bait.;)

Ras Baba
11-06-2009, 02:10 PM
It's up to 17 shot, 2 confirmed dead at the moment. I went home for lunch (about 2 miles due east of Gateway) and got caught in the mess going back to the office. Interstate 4 is mostly closed and traffic is hitting the surface roads. Edgewater High School and Highlands Prep School are on lock-down. SWAT with assualt rifles in front of schools, and all manner of constabulatory cruising the neighborhoods.

We do know how to throw a panic down here.

Phillip Allen
11-06-2009, 02:14 PM
gad...can anyone affirm or deny a connection the ft hood?

11-06-2009, 02:29 PM
The connection is this guy probably watched the news last night and thought to himself "If that guy can do it, I can do it"

The amount of shootings that will go on is directly proportional to how many people are pissed off. Seeing climate outside I would recommend people be nervous. Or armed.;)

11-06-2009, 02:30 PM
oooh I can't wait for the if every one in the block carried arms this wouldn't have happened post

11-06-2009, 02:36 PM
oooh I can't wait for the if every one in the block carried arms this wouldn't have happened post

Well, you can almost be assured that even though Florida has liberal carry laws, is a shall issue state, and one of the first to adopt such legislation, that the kind of companies who rent spaces in big buldings almost always have "no weapons" policies due to insurance costs.

Pro gun news is out there, your mind just has to be healthy enough to honestly evaluate it.

Still, ever wonder why nobody ever goes postal at a gun show?

Ras Baba
11-06-2009, 02:46 PM
The count is back down to 6 shot, 1 dead. They just caught the guy at his mother's house. Don't know how she was going to fix things for him. Ex-employee of an engineering firm brought low in the collapse of the development bubble.

I guess I better put the khukri back in truck.

Uncle Duke
11-06-2009, 03:08 PM
Ex-employee of an engineering firm brought low in the collapse of the development bubble.Well - fired for cause, apparently:

Rodrigez was identified as a former employee of Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc. by a spokesman of the company. Mike Burnoff said Rodriguez had been let go for "performance issue" and appears to have returned Friday to their Orlando office. From here (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/06/AR2009110602294.html).