Updated: 1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Orlando Shooting; Gunman Caught

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.)

Orlando, Fla. (AP) -- People are streaming out of an office building in downtown Orlando, Fla., where officials say a shooter is on the loose.

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.

The legions place office building in downtown Orlando was ordered on lockdown Friday afternoon as officers began a floor-by-floor evacuation.

Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones confirms there has been a shooting but can't say how many people are hurt.

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 Anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Before posting comments, please check your spelling!!
  • by pete Location: davisville on Nov 6, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    this is one of the reasons i left the orlando area. only if people knew how many murders there is around that area people wouldnt goto disney. theres more people robbed and killed outside of disney world in kissimmee florida then alot of people would beleive
  • by brandon Location: west virginia on Nov 6, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    shooting is eleagl
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