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Reports Of Shooting At Florida Bank, Officials Say 5 Injured

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Grace Carr Reporter

Authorities are reporting a possible shooting at a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida Wednesday afternoon.

The earliest reports indicate that the alleged shooting may be an attempt to rob the bank and that five people may be injured, according to the South Florida Sentinel.

“Highlands County officials are reporting five people have been injured in this afternoon’s shooting at SunTrust Bank, 1901 U.S. 27 South in Sebring,” according to a Facebook post from the Highlands News-Sun.

Reports say there are “several [people] down,” according to the Sentinel. No law enforcement officials have confirmed the initial reports. (RELATED: ‘Mass Shooting’ Reported In Jacksonville, Florida)

Sebring Police Cmdr. Curtis Hart spoke about the incident, saying authorities arrived at the scene around 12:36 p.m. and established contact with the subject inside the bank who had fired shots. The subject exited the bank willingly and surrendered after negotiation with authorities, according to Hart.

The severity of the injuries isn’t yet clear, and Hart would not confirm the number of victims. Hart also did not confirm whether the subject is injured or not.

Hospital have been notified and are standing ready to treat any injured persons.

Authorities have not stated the motive for the attack.

This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.

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