The details of this shooting are hazy but what we do know is that a man opened fire and wounded someone at the WWE’s training center in Orlando, Florida.
Here’s an early report via WrestleZone:
WESH Orlando News is reporting an unnamed person was hospitalized after a shooting outside the WWE Performance Center in the Azalea Park section of Orlando.
Fire officials are saying the person was hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound earlier this afternoon. The report says medics were called to the scene at 5055 Forsyth Commerce Road – the address for the WWE Performance Center – around 1:45 p.m.
The patient was taken to the nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center; further details were not immediately available.
Reporter Shannon Butler is also on the scene giving updates on the shooting.
— Shannon Butler (@SButlerWFTV) August 31, 2015
The WWE has yet to release a statement on the incident or state whether or not the victim is a pro wrestler. This event comes on the heels of a report saying that WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose was nearly stabbed at an event last week. The world is a scary place and it’s even scarier when you realize the lengths some people will go for notoriety.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the WWE Performance Center has released a statement:
“Unfortunately a deranged individual with no WWE affiliation, who had a court order prohibiting him from being on WWE property, was involved in an incident with an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy in the parking lot of the WWE Performance Center,” according to a statement released by World Wrestling Entertainment. “We defer to the Orange County Sheriff’s department for further comment and information.”
We will keep you updated as further details become available.
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