Statement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Regarding the Multiple-Fatality Shooting | June 5, 2017

“First, I wish to express my regrets, my sympathy and my sorrow for the family members and friends of those that we lost this morning. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this scenario play itself out in our community and in other communities across the nation, and it is incumbent upon all of us not to become complacent or become callous to these horrific situations, but for each of our citizens to be vigilant… if they see something that seems abnormal, they need to say something. 

I want to commend Orange County Sheriff Demings and his entire team, as well as first responders from the FBI, FDLE and our Orange County Fire Rescue for their swift action to be onsite and to assess the situation as quickly as possible.  One thing we know about Central Florida is we have expert law enforcement men and women, and we have a community that cares, and that has shown that compassion time and time again.  This is a community that I know will display that same compassion for the families that have lost their loved ones here today.”

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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