SANFORD, Fla. (WFLA) — A woman was killed and her sons, ages 7 and 8, were critically injured in a shooting that also left three other people critically hurt Monday morning in Sanford.
Police have arrested the woman’s boyfriend, Allen D. Cashe, 31.
Sanford police said Cashe and the victim were arguing Monday morning at a gas station over property, and the woman approached a police officer about it.
The officer settled them down, but sometime later the officer was called to the home where the argument had flared up again.
The argument died down again and the officer left. The shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m.
Cashe fatally shot the woman and also shot her 7-year-old and 8-year-old son and their grandfather, police said. One of the boys is in extremely critical condition, police said.
Cashe then drove away from the home and shot two innocent bystanders, including a Winter Springs High School student who was waiting for a school bus.
An officer who was in the area heard the gunshots at the bus stop and spotted Cashe driving from the scene.
A spokeswoman for the Sanford Police Department called the shooting scene one of the most horrific officers have ever seen.
The children were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando and remain in critical condition. Their grandfather was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital with critical injuries.
The two innocent bystanders were also taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Walt Griffin issued a statement about the shooting, saying three of the victims are students.
“I am saddened to hear of the domestic violence-related shooting that took place in Sanford this morning. It appears that three of the victims attend Seminole County Schools. We are working with both the Sanford Police Department and Seminole County Sheriff’s Department to determine the students’ names and schools. Grief Counselors will be available at all affected schools’ tomorrow. Our hearts go out to the families of these young and innocent children.”
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