Authorities on scene of active shooting in Panama City, Florida

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Authorities in Florida are on the scene of an active shooting at an apartment complex in Panama City. (KFSN)

Multiple law enforcement agencies have surrounded a Panama City, Florida, bank and apartment building and many gunshots were heard in the area.

Walton County Sheriff's officials said on Twitter on Tuesday that the incident is tied to a suspicious death in Santa Rosa Beach. Few details have been released.

The Panama City News Herald initially reported that a suspect barricaded himself inside a bank. A bomb squad vehicle was seen in the bank parking lot. A grocery store and nearby schools were evacuated.

Witnesses said they heard more than 50 shots fired.
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