Police detained several people after a shooting Sunday at a Winter Springs, Fla., VFW that left two dead and one person wounded.
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Police say two people are dead and another is injured after a shooting at a central Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
Winter Springs Police said a charity motorcycle ride was supposed to depart from the post when the shooting broke out Sunday morning while the riders were eating breakfast. The Orlando Sentinel reports an unknown number of armed men came in and began firing. It’s unclear if any of the attendees shot back.
Authorities said there was some type of argument in the parking lot before the shooting.
Winter Springs Police spokesman Lt. Doug Seely said the agency has detained several people and confiscated a number of weapons.
“We have a lot of crime scene,” Seely told the Sentinel. “We have a lot of people detained and a lot of weapons detained, and we’re ascertaining what matches what.”
Suspects in biker gear were rounded up and cuffed, including one wearing a Warlocks jacket. The group is known as a motorcycle club with military goes back to the late 1960s, the Sentinel reported.
Witnesses told Bay News 9 said the biker arrived just before the gunfire broke out.
A VFW member said he’s never seen violence of that kind occur at VFW Post 5405.
“I think it’s insane,” John Bostic told Bay News 9. “Don’t even understand why it happens. Cause they don't have Warlocks or any of the bad gangs and stuff, ... they don’t have those people here.”
Police wouldn’t confirm whether a biker gang was responsible, but witnesses claimed other Warlock affiliates came to the post during the incident.