Police revealed that the shooting was an aftereffect of a contention between a disappointed ex-worker and the exercise center's director. 33-year old Bodybuilding enthusiast Abeku Wilson previously worked for Equinox Fitness Club and is expected to be the shooter. The former employee shot two of his former coworkers before turning the gun on himself.
Coral Gables police raced to the scene, closing down activity outside the shopping center and putting close-by organizations on lockdown. More than twelve squad cars were positioned outside the shopping center as customers rushed to security and recorded video.
It was accounted for that about 100 individuals were eating at Yard House's open air porch when the shooting started. General Manager Tim Hartog said supporters kept running inside and covered up under tables while others hurried out the indirect access before police set the eatery on lockdown. Around an hour after the shooting, a couple people wearing exercise clothing remained outside the rec center. One individual said she was holding up to check whether she would be permitted back inside to recover her things.