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5 shot, 3 dead in Florida mass shooting

3:52 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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UNION COUNTY, Fla. -- According to police officials, several people were shot when a gunman opened fire on employees of the Pritchett Trucking Company Saturday afternoon in Lake Butler, FL.

Sources also say that this was a murder-suicide and that the owner of Pritchett Trucking Company was shot and killed.

First Coast News has a team headed to the scene. We will have an update on this incident as soon as we have more information.

UPDATE: (4.00 p.m.) Union County police say the gunman shot 5 people including himself. Three are dead.

Shooter, Hubert Allen Jr., was the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller.

UPDATE: (4:28) Davis Griffis was the first victim shot around 9:20 a.m., according to Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead.

Allen Jr., 72, then tracked down the owner of Pritchett Trucking, Marvin Pritchett, and shot and killed him in his vehicle. Allen worked for Prichett for 35 years.

Pritchett was 80-years-old.

Lewis Mabary Jr., 66, was also shot by Allen. Mabary survived the shooting and helped police identify the shooter.

Allen then drove to a local bar where he shot and killed Romando Gonzales Delgado, 28, then killed himself, according to police.

Pritchett was the uncle of Sheriff Whitehead.

Police are still investigating a motive.

Griffis, 45, was transferred to the hospital.

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