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. Joe

    more bad news out of Florida

    May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • PEDO BEAR

      WAIT! Florida has good news?!

      May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER

    A lot of the PCP is coming from manufacturers in Cuba. Who knew??

    May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. si

    North Florida...the South

    May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Griff

    Very true Ronald, very true

    May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Griff

    Mattski,
    You have a big mouth..no one, at least no one with any money, goes to FL anymore...
    Whole state is one big trailer park landfill.....West Virginia with palm trees

    May 15, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • PEDO BEAR

      Stop insulting West Virginia by comparing it to Florida!

      May 15, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. KIRK/JACKSON

    Why cant they just off themselves? spare the kids, be a real parent, and step aside if you cant take it, raising kids by yourself is no picnic, but get help if you have too

    May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dick C hunting gone wrong

    All sounds like a Dick Cheney hunting trip gone bad.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Whitney

    Florida likes it guns.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. USA Rocks

    At least it frees up some welfare money

    May 15, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Griff

    Your are right Pedo, gives WV a bad name....easier to compare FL to a 3rd world nation

    May 15, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. martiniano

    Florida and Arizona – two peas in a pod. Two angry hateful scaredy-cat violent peas in a pod.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Griff

    I'm always amazed when people say "wow, real estate is really cheap in Florida"....well, no s Sherlock, there
    is a reason for that

    May 15, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. chris Aloka

    This is unimarginable..... Something must done about dis.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. OregonTom

    I wonder if the firearms involved where obtained legally.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. Annah

    i lived in Florida for 5 years and was a police officer there. You could not pay me enough money to go back there. If you gave me 10 million dollars to go back I would just use the money to find a lawyer to get a legal loophole from not going back

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • connor M3dl3y

      same here Annah

      May 15, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
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