A man opened fire at a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida Wednesday and multiple people were injured. The gunman has surrendered after a hostage situation. Police had attempted to negotiate with the gunman but were unable to garner any results.
Officers are expected to brief the media at 4:30 p.m. EST on specifics, fatalities or injuries.
There will be a press conference at 4:30 pm at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, 400 S. Eucalyptus St. In Sebring
— Highlands Co Sheriff (@HighCoSheriff) January 23, 2019
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) January 23, 2019
This isn’t the first mass shooting in 2019. According to a website that tracks such shootings, this is the 19th for 2019 in less than a month.
UPDATE: Police released a statement that five hostages had been shot in the bank.
A Facebook page appearing to belong to the Sebring, Florida man accused of killing 5 hostages in a Florida bank shows that he liked the pages of Milo Yiannopolis and an Alex Jones meme page. pic.twitter.com/k5vl8QOKB2
— Emily G (@EmilyGorcenski) January 23, 2019