[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.
nothing new at all !!!
such incidents happens all the time in developing countires and never get national media coverage
Uh, you did notice that this happened in Florida and not a "developing country", yes?
Florida IS a "developing" ...or should we say deteriorating country! LOL This is the kind of stuff that happens here frequently due to the recalcitrant and intentional ignorance of a huge chunk of the populus!
You just compared your nation to a 3rd world setup. That's accurate because you live in a sh!thole. But even developing nations don't have the murder and prison rates you do. Good luck suckers!
@ bill... Florida is a state not a country. Go back to sleep.
Some guy in Florida got mad because a business didn't fix his lawnmower right and he went back with a shotgun and rifle and started shooting everyone, one of the survivors finally ran him over with a car when he left, walking home.
Drug related I am sure or the husband went crazy because he has no job.
Florida leads the nation in homicidal maniacs. Ironically enough it's also one of the most Religious states.
Get a life Mike...religion very likely has absolutely nothing to do with this. Florida has more than its fair share of weirdos, and this is just one more example of the reason I plan on moving out of state in the near future!
Nothing new here is the worrying part.
Shocker! Its Florida, home of the gweedo gangs, the next mini-mexico!
Pedo Bear, It's Guido, not gweedo, and Guido has nothing at all to do with Mexico or Mexicans. I'm not going to tell you any more. Look it up before you use the word again. I assume from your user name that you're a pedophile?
@ Daisy – You know what they say about assumptions... its the mother of all fudge-ups. ;-)
Watching this closely, I have relatives in the area that have been going through a rough patch
Why don't you just call them?
SPW, a typical enabler.
Ah yes, another mass shooting from the state that bends over backwards to give everyone and their homicidal cousin a firearm no matter the cost.
angry liberals are funny
Several years ago the news carried a story about Melbourne’s first reported homicide of the year in a public place – in July with a gun. Oh wait, that was Melbourne AUSTRALIA where there is some reasonable gun regulation. Guns don’t kill people, they just make killing easy and Florida is gun ho (nice pun) for deadly force.
80% of the news takes place in Florida. We need to break off that damn state
We keep trying, but those damned republicans keep latching back onto it.
These comment are funny because I always joke all the messed up news story happen in Florida. I was born and raised in Orlando, but currently live in Tampa. I love Tampa and will probably never leave Florida. Orlando on the other hand has been over run with crime from Puerto Ricans, and other spanish minorities. The reason Florida is a mess is because of all the sorry ass people from other states/countries that come to Florida becuase it is the place to be. Please DO NOT come to florida for vacation or work or any other reason. We do not want you. I would love to go to the beach and not have crowded with a bunch of greas ball north easterners and redneck bible belt freaks. So all you Florida bashers please pass along the word, because even though we have different messages the result should be the same. DON"T COME TO FLORIDA, STAY AWAY!!!
Apparently it was a mother who took her children's lives and then herself
Way to speculate with so little information.
Nothing that a few bullets can't fix. Oh wait, they already did...
Good we dont have to pay their way in Prison if they busted them....
did someone finally get casey anthony in florida?
Local news outlets are reporting that a mother took the lives of her four children and then her own life on the front lawn.
Where Else but FLORIDUH
Everyplace else, Dr. X. This happens in every state.
Bullet to the brainpan...SQUISH!
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