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1 dead, 5 critically injured in Florida shooting

Boys, ages 7 and 8, among victims; suspect taken into custody

Sanford police are investigating a shooting involving multiple victims, authorities say.
Sanford police are investigating a shooting involving multiple victims, authorities say.

SANFORD, Fla. – A suspect was taken into custody Monday morning after one person was killed and five others, including two children, were critically injured in a "horrific" shooting in Sanford, Florida.

The shooting was reported around 6:15 a.m. on Hays Drive near Mayfair Circle, a few blocks south of Goldsboro Elementary School.

Sanford police said a man who has a "domestic relationship" with an adult in the home opened fire, killing one adult and wounding three others, including a 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy. 

The children were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

The gunman, whose name has not been released, then drove to West 24th Street and Marshall Avenue  and shot two innocent bystanders, both of whom were taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, police said.

"I can't stress enough that this scene is one of the worst that our officers and investigators have ever responded to," Sanford spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said. "It's horrific."

Police said an officer who happened to be in the area heard the gunshots and spotted a man driving from the scene. The man was taken into custody at the Seminole Garden Apartments, and a firearm was recovered, police said.

"There was a brief moment (that) he attempted to flee, but he went into custody willingly," Gillet said.

A police investigation is ongoing.

For the full story and updates got to KSAT 12's sister station WKMG in Orlando by clicking here.

 


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