How I Heard

June 12, 2016, started with a 3:00 am phone call from my son-in-law, who is an officer with the Orlando Police Department. He wanted to let me know there was a shooting at a bar off of Michigan Street and a shooting at the 7-Eleven on Orange Avenue. Also there was a possible shooter in the hospital. “I thought you should know,” he said and hung up. I then called Central Supply at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) to talk to my only team member on shift. When he answered the phone, I asked him how things were going and let him know there was a possible shooter in the building and to make sure his doors were locked. He told me there were many people at the supply window and everything was OK, and then he hung up. With two quick phone calls, I knew I needed to get into work. My thought was a shooting of 3 to 5 people and no major event. I put on my shorts and golf shirt, and drove to the hospital.