One critcal, school on lockdown, after shooting on campus of Eastern Florida State College in Palm Bay. #FOX35
— Bill Kallus (@RockitBill) January 30, 2014
Shots were fired on campus at Eastern Florida State in Palm Bay just before 2 a.m. Reports indicate that one person has been shot and that a suspect was also injured.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Victim is in Critical Condition
One person was rushed to hospital in critical condition following the shooting.
2. The School is Locked Down
The school is on lockdown. Students are advised to stay indoors, keep away from windows and to remain alert. This was not an active shooter situation.
3. The Shooting Began as a Fight
One report indicates that the shooting began with a fight, a person, who was beat up, went back to their car, retrieved a gun and opened fire, according to WESH.
4. The Suspect Has Also Been Rushed to Hospital
— Justin Warmoth (@JustinWarmoth) January 30, 2014
The suspect was also hospitalized due to injuries he received prior to the shooting, reports WFTV. Palm Bay Police Chief Muldoon has said that the suspect was originally attacked with a pool cue.
5. The School Was Formerly Known as Brevard Community College
The school is located 50 miles southeast of Orlando along the Atlantic coast.