American sniper kills four in firefight

New fatal shooting in the United States. A former US Army sniper fired in central Florida, killing four people, including a child in his mother’s arms, authorities said on Sunday (September 5).

The suspect, identified as Bryan Riley, killed a 40-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and her 3-month-old son, as well as the 62-year-old’s grandmother in a residential area of ​​Polk County, Florida, the County Sheriff Grady Judd. Bryan Riley, 33, who wore full armor, also injured an 11-year-old girl before surrendering to police after an intense firefight, according to the sheriff.

A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the man told police he was a “survivor” and that he had taken methamphetamine. The suspect also told police, without explaining, “you know why I did it”, according to a statement from Grady Judd posted on social media.

Injured in the shooting, the former gunman was rushed to a local hospital, where he tried again to attack the police and had to be sedated. After receiving medical help, he was transferred to a local prison. The reason for the attack was not immediately clarified, the county sheriff said, adding that an investigation was ongoing.

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