Florida bank shooting victims included employees
Four of the five people killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida bank yesterday were employees of the bank, according to news sources. The fifth victim killed in the shooting at SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring was a customer.
One of those killed had only been a SunTrust employee for a few weeks.
Twenty-one-year-old Zephen Xaver is being held without bail after being charged with five counts of felony capital murder. Xaver was arrested by a SWAT team inside the bank after he called 911 to report the shooting.
Authorities have not released a motive for the attack.
Sebring, a town of 10,000 people, was stunned by the violence.
"Today's been a tragic day in our community," Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said during a news conference. "We've suffered significant loss at the hands of a senseless criminal doing a senseless crime."
Xaver trained to be a prison guard with the Florida Department of Corrections for two months before resigning from the program.