Thursday, May 04, 2006

4 Shot, 2 Dead In Fernandina Beach

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- The Nassau County Sheriff's Office said three people were shot Thursday morning outside a Fernandina Beach hospital, then the gunman ran to a nearby elementary school, where he shot himself.

Channel 4has learned that one of the victims at the hospital has died, and the gunman has died. The two surviving victims were flown by air ambulance to the trauma unit at Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center.

The incident started just before 10:30 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau, where shots were fired and three people were hit. Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves said the gunman then went on foot about 1½ miles to the grounds of Emma Love Hardee Elementary and fatally shot himself in the parking lot.

School officials said no students were hurt in the shootings.

I'm guessing this incident may be used in the argument toward the proposed FL law brought by Democrat Bendross-Mindingall that would add "health care facility" to 790.06(12) as a new place where those with a CCW license can NOT legally carry their gun. I mentioned it back in Nov.

Since this shooting just happen there's not much info out yet but there's a few things I'd like to know.

1. Was the shooter licensed under 790.06 to carry a gun legally?
2. Was the shooter a felon and thus couldn't legally own a gun?
3. His age.