Five found dead in Florida home, officials say
The Brevard County SWAT team was called to the home after a report of a shooting.
May 15th, 2012
09:51 AM ET

Five found dead in Florida home, officials say

[Updated at 9:55 a.m. ET] Authorities found five people dead Tuesday at a Florida home following a SWAT team standoff with a suspected gunman.

Four people were found dead inside the home and one female was found dead in the yard, officials said. The gunman or gunmen appear to be among the dead, Brevard County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tod Goodyear said.

"We have no idea on motive right now," Goodyear said.

A SWAT team was called to the neighborhood after a report of a shooting at the home, the sheriff's office told CNN affiliate WFTV.  The SWAT team entered the home just before 7 a.m. ET, Sheriff's Office spokesman John Mellicksaid. CNN affiliate CNF13 reported police were in a standoff until 8 a.m.

Residents in the area told CNN affiliate WKMG that officers in camouflage and carrying assault rifles arrived. Some were allowed to evacuate the area, WKMG reported.

"If we've made contact with you, then you are free to leave," Mellick told residents, according to WKMG.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest details as soon as we get them.

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  1. Griff

    Hey, it's been a blast.....unlike most folks in FL, I have to go to work now......continue to defend that great state and the filth that breeds there, it's really working for you :)
    Let's turn today's news into something positive , okay?

    May 15, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thor

      There are more women with larger breasts in Florida than any other state. There are fewer articles of clothing worn that hide womens bodies than in the colder states. Florida has more flowers naturally than any other state. Florida has a lot longer coast line than most states. Florida has more military retirees than any other state... which correlates to better marksmanship. Florida has more naked boaters than most other states..... I could go on, but, excuse me while I drool over the next woman coming to bother me....

      May 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GenYer

    The United States are Very clearly not united at all. So much hate and hypocrisy in these comments I read. Everyday all I see coming from people is hate and greed. What a shame and what a waste. What a horrible example to show the children and people of the world how broken the states actually are. Shame on you all. Please move out the United States so the rest of us that actually love our country can fix it with out you ruining all the progress we are working for.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Thor

    "The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson

    May 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • humberto

      Do you know what that means or do you need a lawyer to fleece you and ask a judge what they believe ?

      May 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • humberto

      Do you know what that means or do you need a lawyer to fleece you and ask a judge what they believe this week.

      May 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. crabapples23

    Florida has never been anything but white-trash California.

    May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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