Gunman killed four children on Monday after a hostage drama in Florida, According to the police the man also took his own life afterwards.
This sad ordeal began on Sunday in Orlando when police responded to a report of domestic violence at an apartment and one of the officers was shot. The officer is said to still be in critical condition. The gunman remained holed up in the apartment overnight and all through Monday with the children, who were aged one, six, 10 and 11.
“After a short time we made entry into the apartment and found that all four children have been killed by the suspect by apparent gunshot wounds,” Orlando police chief John Mina told a news conference just before midnight. He also said that “It appears the suspect took his own life as well,”
The Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported that;
The police stayed in contact with the gunman throughout the day, and that the gunman’s phone had sporadic service, and police tried to offer him one of their phones. In doing so, officers saw the body of one child and decided to try to rescue the others. A big boom was heard at the complex at about 9:00 pm. They also said that the gunman has been identified as Gary Lindsey, aged 35, and that he was a felon on probation for arson and other offenses. Two of the children were believed to be his and other two were of the woman who reported Lindsey for hitting her, They said she was the same woman who alerted the police after fleeing the apartment that Sunday night.