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Two dead, several wounded in Orlando office shooting

November 07, 2009 01:35 IST

At least two persons were killed and many others injured on Friday when a gunman went on a shooting spree in a high rise building in Orlando city of Florida – otherwise known for Disneyland, police official said.

The incident took place hours after an army officer shot dead at least 13 people and injured 30 others at a Army base at Fort Hood in Texas. A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office, which is helping the city police department, was quoted by CNN that investigators are looking for a man wearing a blue Polo shirt, gray vest and blue jeans. "We're in a search mode for the gunman," said Jim Solomons, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

Some local media outlets reported two deaths and 17 injuries who were rushed to local hospitals. News reports said the police have identified gun man as Jason Rodriguez, 40, a former employee of a business located in a downtown Orlando building where a deadly mass shooting took place. He is believed to be driving silver, 2002 Nissan SUV with tag number D11UXR, said  Orlando Police spokeswoman Sergeant Barbara Jones.

Orlando police and Orange County Sheriffs deputies have blocked roads near the incident. A police helicopter hovered over the area as panicked workers rushed to safety.

Lalit K Jha in Washington
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