HORRIFIC Updates On Florida SunTrust Bank Hostage Situation

Ashley (Kimber)

As we mentioned earlier, a shooting broke out at SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida. Initial reports stated “several” people were down.

We now have updates.

According to Daily Mail: 

The Sebring Police Department said on Facebook that officers responded to the SunTrust Bank branch located at 1901 US 27 South around 12.36pm.

Authorities said the suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, had called dispatch to report that he had fired shots inside the bank.

Sadly, there are multiple fatalities to report:

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.

Sebring police and deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and established a perimeter.

Absolutely horrific.

No word yet on the motive behind this absolutely heinous act.