3 people dead at a Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting

3 people dead at a Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting

Three people died on Monday night in a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida, according to police.

On Monday, the police responded to a report that a person was shot at Bridge the Gap, a non-profit organization, at approximately 7: 00 p.m. in Edgewater, about 60 miles northeast of Orlando. At the time, Bridge the Gap hosted a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

Suspect Quinton Hunter entered the building after the meeting started and shot Ian Greenfield at close proximity, fatally wounding him, according to the Edgewater Police Department.

At this time, we believe that Quinton Hunter was angry over the relationship that Greenfield had with Hunter's former girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, the second victim in this case, police said in a statement shared with NBC News.

The 20 people who were in attendance at the NA meeting were able to escape the building, but Hunter prevented Hoffman from leaving, turning the incident into a hostage situation, police said.

Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team and Southeast Volusia Negotiations Team responded to the scene and tried to contact Hunter to negotiate a resolution.

There was no response from inside the building, police said.

After entering the building, SWAT discovered the bodies of Hunter, Hoffman, and Greenfield. There was no one else inside, according to officials.

Both Greenfield and Hoffman appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds and lacerations, while Hunter appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Edgewater Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident in partnership with the State Attorney Homicide Investigations Unit.