Po­lice say gun­man had just been fired from fit­ness cen­ter

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The gun­man who shot and killed two man­agers at a Florida gym be­fore turn­ing the gun on him­self had just been fired from the fit­ness cen­ter for work­place vi­o­lence, po­lice said Sun­day.

The Mi­ami-Dade Po­lice De­part­ment said in a state­ment Sun­day that Abeku Wil­son, 33, of Mi­ami, was let go from his job as a fit­ness trainer at the Equinox gym in Coral Gables on Satur­day “due to work place vi­o­lence and was es­corted off the premises.”

Shortly af­ter his dis­missal, Mr.

Wil­son re­turned to the gym armed with a hand­gun and fired mul­ti­ple shots at both man­agers be­fore shoot­ing him­self to death. Po­lice said the man­agers were tar­geted and that the shoot­ing was not ran­dom.

Equinox is­sued an email state­ment Sun­day say­ing that it is “deeply sad­dened” by the deaths of the two em­ploy­ees,

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