US: 5 killed in shooting at Florida bank – Gunman arrested

At least five people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, on Wednesday, police said.

The 21-year-old suspect, Zephen Xaver, barricaded himself inside before later surrendering to authorities, police said.

The gunman had contacted authorities and told them that he fired shots inside the bank, sending officers rushing to the scene around 12:30 p.m., the Sebring Police Department said.

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Initial reports said multiple people had been injured during the shooting, but authorities confirmed during a press conference that five people had been ‘senselessly murdered’.

The identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

It’s unclear if those killed consists of bank employees or customers inside the bank during the incident.

US 5 killed in shooting at Florida bank - Gunman in arrested

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