Man shoots self after opening fire at Largo business - FOX 13 News

Man shoots self after opening fire at Largo business

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Police say a man was hospitalized after walking up to a business complex, opening fire, then shooting himself.

It was just before 9:30 this morning when, according to police, the man entered the lobby area of the complex on Lightwave Drive. He pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and began shooting.

Police say he aimed at the windows and doors, then shot himself in the abdomen. He was flown to a hospital.

"My trainer locked the door, locked the door and said, 'Under the table! Everyone under the table!' said one woman who was inside. "So we were scared. One girl started to cry. And I was in shock. I was thinking: This can't be real. This just can't be real."

The shooter has been identified as Fred Michael Sumner, 52, and police say he may been after his wife over an alleged affair. His wife is an employee at the building, but she was not there at the time.

The initial 911 call came from Clarity, a business inside the complex. Clarity's website describes the company as "a consumer reporting agency that provides information to lenders."

The company later issued a statement that said the man did not actually enter the business, and was not a Clarity employee, customer, or guest.

"At this time all Clarity employees and guests are accounted for and well.  We will continue to work with local authorities as they investigate this tragedy," the statement added.

No one else inside the complex was injured. Sumner's wife was located unharmed.

Sumner is in stable condition at a hospital. He is charged with criminal mischief and shooting within an occupied building.

Stay with FOX 13 for any updates.

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