The sheriff in Union County, Florida has confirmed that three people are dead and two others wounded in a shooting in Lake Butler that occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, reports Fox Jacksonville.
The shooter has been identified as Hubert Allen, Jr., 72.
Here’s what you need to know…
1. The Shooter is Related to NFL Star CJ Spiller
Allen is reported to be the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills star running back C.J. Spiller, reports WCJB. He is referred to as his “former grandfather” by some sources.
Spiller is a native of Lake Butler, Florida and attended high school at the local Union County High School.
2. Allen Had Been Fired Just Before the Shooting
— Vic Micolucci (WJXT) (@vicmicolucci) August 24, 2013
It’s currently being reported that Allen had been fired this morning from Pritchett trucking. He returned to the premises later in the day and shot a former colleague. He then went to the residence of the company owner, he shot and killed him, as well as one of Pritchett’s employees.
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3. The Victims Have Been Named
The deceased have been named as:
Rolando Gonzalez, 28.
Marvin Pritchett, 80.
Those wounded but survived have been named as:
David Griffis, 44.
Lewis Mabrey, Jr, 66.
It’s reported by Fox Jacksonville that Allen had an argument with one of those shot this week.
All involved in the shooting are associated with Pritchett Trucking, a company which describes itself as:
4. Allen Killed Himself
He fled back to his home after the shootings where he took his own life. The weapon he used is described as a “small bore shotgun” which:
…have a diameter of .22 inches and are called a .22 caliber. Caliber refers to the inside diameter of the barrel and is commonly measured in mm or inches.
5. One of the Victims is in Critical Condition
Griffis is reported to be in critical condition tonight after being shot in the stomach. Mabrey underwent surgery at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital after reportedly being shot in the side and arm. He is listed as being in “fair condition.”
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