At least 5 people dead after gunman opens fire at bank in Florida

At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a bank in Florida.

A man contacted police to say he had fired shots inside the SunTrust Bank in Sebring.

The suspect eventually surrendered and was identified as 21-year-old Zephen Xaber, the Washington Post reports.

Authorities directed co-workers and relatives of anyone who was at the bank to go to a nearby hotel.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting at our Sebring, Florida branch this afternoon," SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers said in a statement.