Man arrested in shooting that left 1 dead, injured 5 others in Seminole Co.

WESH photo

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.”

WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON-

>>> BACK TO HOME PAGE

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s