UPDATE: Fox News and Gawker are reporting that the alleged gunman, Jason Rodriguez, has been apprehended by police and taken into custody. Rodriguez was reportedly located his mother's house during an intense police search.
At least two people were killed and 17 wounded in an Orlando high rise on Friday after a gunman reportedly opened fire on several employees at Legions Place, a 16-floor building north of Colonial Drive. Fox News reports that the shooter has been identified as Jason Rodriguez, 40, a former employee at the building, who is still on the loose (as of 2 p.m. EST).
Rodriguez is believed to be driving a 2002 silver Nissan SUV with Florida license plates D119UX, and is also believed to be armed and dangerous. Police are not sure of his motive, but are asking members of the community to keep an eye out for him. Currently, police are searching the perimeter of the office building,
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According to the Los Angeles Times, bodies were found on the 12th and 8th floor. Only the 12th floor has been cleared, and it is unknown how many people remain inside. Deputy Chief Mike Droege of the Orlando Fire Department has stated that the building is not secure, adding that the situation is still unfolding.
Several office workers are still barricaded inside and have reportedly received very little information from authorities about the current status of the situation. "We've got everybody in one office, with the door barricaded with a chest of drawers. There are about 20 of us in here. We're scared," said one woman inside the building. "We're watching TV, trying to see what is going on, but we really don't know. We're scared. We're safe right now, but we're scared.”
People with family members who work at the building can get information about loved ones by going to College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Drive, police said.
This story is still developing.
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