Three individuals, including a suspect, were killed in a domestic violence incident and officer-involved shooting in Orlando, Florida, according to authorities.
According to the Xinhua news agency, Orlando police rushed to a private property in the 600 block of Grand Street in relation to a domestic violence incident at around 2.25 a.m. on Sunday.
After arriving, officers heard gunfire fired from within the residence. The suspect emerged from the residence and opened fire on cops, who returned fire.
The suspect was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Three persons were found dead with gunshot wounds, including a kid.
The two cops involved were unharmed and will be placed on paid administrative leave.
The event will be reviewed independently by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, followed by the state attorney’s office.
The Orlando Police Department has also stated that it will launch an internal review.
The Department also stated that officers were wearing body cameras during the encounter, and that video of the event will be made accessible within 30 days.
“What a horrific, tragic situation. Sending support to the family members of the victims, as well as the officers, who were thankfully unharmed.” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer tweeted.
Gun violence is widespread in the United States, with shootings occurring on a regular basis.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, over 11,380 individuals have died as a result of gun-related events this year.
State police in Delaware are investigating a gunshot at the Christiana Mall on Saturday evening. Police responded and discovered three victims with gunshot wounds near the food court.
During the event, five additional people were injured in ways unrelated to gunshots.
At this point, it is unknown how many suspects were involved. The suspects are being sought by investigators.
The event is judged to be a consequence of an altercation between numerous suspects and at least one of the victims.