Five people were killed during the shooting at a bank of Florida and a 21-year-old man in police custody, Sebring police officials said.
Highlands County officials said authorities responded to SunTrust Bank in the US 27 South where a person called the senders to tell them that it had just fired shots inside the bank. Sebring Police and Highlands County Representatives set up a perimeter before SWAT team members entered the bank in an effort to free any potential victims, officials said.
Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said that after members of the bank’s rapid response team penetrated the bank, they found five dead victims inside. The authorities said that the five victims were the only people inside the bank at the time of the shooting.
“We are sorry to know that we have at least five victims,” Hoagland said. “People who were killed without justification.”
Hoagland said the suspect, identified as Zevin Zafir, 21, from Sebring, eventually surrendered to the members of the rapid response team.