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A hostage situation at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting left three people dead in Edgewater, Florida on Monday, according to police.
Quinton Hunter, 49, is alleged to have entered the meeting with a gun, shooting and killing Ian Greenfield, 59, at close range, according to an Edgewater Police Department press release.
Hunter, after shooting and killing Hoffman, turned the gun on himself, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities.
"At this time we believe Quinton Hunter was angry over a relationship Greenfield had with Hunter's former girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, the second victim in this case," the press release stated.
Attendees of the meeting, about 20, fled the building after Hunter shot Greenfield, the first victim, police said.
"We heard a gunshot and one of the guys got shot in the back of the head and he took a hostage," reported a 911 caller, according to WESH, a local NBC affiliate.
Police, SWAT, and negotiators responding to the scene attempted to contact Hunter, but received no response, Mahoney said at the conference.
During this, Hunter allegedly went live on Facebook, but did not speak. "He was just heavy breathing, in a very lunatic-type manner," Mahoney stated.
Authorities then breached the building, finding the three to be deceased, according to the press release.
"Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victims. As for Mr.Hunter, I'm glad he's no longer with us, or can harm anyone else," Mahoney said at the conference.
Hunter did have a violent criminal history, with weapon charges from out of state, according to authorities.
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