Cries for help: Lake Park shooting - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Cries for help: Lake Park shooting

By Juan Carlos Fanjul email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

LAKE PARK, FL (WFLX) - We're hearing first hand what happened after an angry customer storms into a local towing yard and starts shooting.

As the shooting victims try to tell dispatchers what's going on, you hear in the background a battle between a sheriff deputy and the gunman. It starts off, though, with a simple trespassing call to the sheriff's office.

"This customer came into my yard last night, but now he's leaving."

After kicking 51-year-old Edward Voltz out of Lake Park Towing, owner Kathryin Gadoury thought the confrontation was over, but things quickly escalated.

Deputies say Voltz came back armed to the teeth with a pistol and assault rifle and started firing. You can hear the gunshots in the background as workers called 911 again.

"Was he with someone else? Is it more than one person?"

"Someone else got hit. No I don't know madam."

Voltz had gone twice to the tow yard that day trying to retrieve medication in his daughter's car which had been towed there after a crash.

Employees denied him entry until he got his driver's license. Gadoury and dispatcher Lisa Hedrick were shot as a result.

A deputy arrived on the scene, getting into a shootout with Voltz who was finally subdued after being riddled with bullets.

The victims were released from the hospital that same day. The suspect had surgery and is now at the jail facing several attempted murder charges.

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