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Florida Bank Won't Reopen Following Deadly Shooting

Zephen Xaver, 21, was charged with five counts of premeditated murder

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    Florida Bank Won't Reopen Following Deadly Shooting
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    SEBRING, FLORIDA - JANUARY 24: The SunTrust Bank branch is seen as law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene where five people were killed on January 24, 2019 in Sebring, Florida. The alleged shooter, Zephen Xaver, entered the building and shot five people and was later taken into custody. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    The SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring where five women were killed Wednesday will not reopen, bank officials said Saturday.

    “After hearing the views of the families and teammates, SunTrust has decided that it will not reopen the Sebring Midtown branch location,” said SunTrust officials in a statement.

    On Wednesday, a gunman went into the bank and made the five women inside lie down on the lobby floor before shooting them in the backs of their heads, police said.

    Zephen Xaver, 21, was charged with five counts of premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of the four bank employees and a customer.

    Police, Officials Hold Press Conference on Florida Bank Shooting

    [NATL-MI] Police, Officials Hold Press Conference on Florida Bank Shooting

    Law enforcement officials in Sebring, Florida, updated reporters Thursday about a shooting inside a local bank branch that left five people dead.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    After shooting the women, he called 911 and told dispatchers that he’d killed everyone in the bank.

    The bank says they are going to explore options for the best use of that property, while “maintaining an equally vital banking presence in Sebring.”