Three people were killed and another wounded in a shooting early in the morning at a private motorbike club in Orange County, Sheriff John Mina said.
The shooting was reported at around 1:55 am at a warehouse converted into a motorcycle club in a warehouse along North Forsyth Road near Patridge Lane in Orlando.
The Orange County Police Office said lawmakers found two dead men at the scene. The other two victims were taken to hospital by themselves, where one of them died, according to MPs.
Mina said that the surviving victim, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury, was not cooperating with the investigation.
Mina said there was a large gathering and a fight or confrontation occurred on a motorcycle before several shots were fired, possibly by several people.
Mina said there are many witnesses, so he hopes that they come forward to shed more light on the quad shooting.
Mina said: “We are looking for the people who fired these shots,” adding that it is not known whether the surviving victim was carrying a pistol.
“I saw the recording and it surprised me.” Roland Ford said, I heard there were three dead, and I was like, ‘Wow, very close.’
Ford works for a company in the same warehouse where the shooting occurred. Some companies have been closed while the investigation continues.
Mannie Hernandez has been in the community for nearly 30 years and owns an auto repair shop one block away.
“It’s happening near work, near a school … the least that is said is worrying,” Hernandez said.
During the investigation, SWAT teams were called in to clear the entire building.
Mina said the shooting had nothing to do with gang activity that had been prevalent in the county for the past several weeks.
“There is no direct threat to anyone in the area or anyone working in the neighborhood,” Mina said, adding that all the people involved would probably know each other.
Investigators are checking surveillance video from nearby companies for any other evidence.