A disgruntled ex-gym employee shot two of his former co-workers in an Equinox gym before turning the gun on himself at a ritzy Florida shopping center.
Abeku Wilson, 33, opened fire inside the Equinox Fitness Club in Coral Gables on Saturday afternoon.
The gunman is believed to have been a disgruntled trainer who had recently been fired, the Miami Herald reports.
He had targeted the gym’s general manager Jeanine Ackerman and personal trainer Mario Hortis.
Abeku Wilson, 33, opened fire inside the Equinox Fitness Club in Coral Gables on Saturday afternoon. The gunman was a disgruntled trainer who had recently been fired
Jeanine Ackerman (left) and Mario Hortis (right) were shot at Equinox gym in Coral Gables
Police say the ex-employee targeted the two victims after a managerial dispute at the luxury gym.
A witness saw Ackerman on the floor unconscious and said Hortis was bleeding heavily but was conscious following the shooting.
Wilson was found dead on the scene when authorities arrived.
A helicopter from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue landed on the field of Coral Gables Senior High School and transported the wounded to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Wilson was considered one of the most popular trainers at the gym, according to the Herald. He was usually clean shaven but some of the witnesses who saw him Saturday morning noted he looked disheveled.
He was a fitness model who appeared in various print brochures. He was born in Boston and lives in Miami.