Four people, including a child, have been killed in a shooting in Florida.

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Four people, including a child, have been killed in a shooting in Florida.

The accused also told authorities that he had used methamphetamine. Supplies for shooting were also found in his vehicle, sources said, including bleeding control kits.

The suspect, arrested after being injured in the confrontation with the authorities, was dressed in camouflage with a bulletproof vest and said he is "ready for battle."

Four people, including a mother and her child, were killed in a mass shooting by Florida police on Sunday morning.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was dressed in camouflage and a bulletproof vest when he was found inside a Lakeland home that had been booby-trapped, said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

According to Jude, after two rounds of police firing, in which dozens, if not hundreds, of bullets were exchanged, the suspect left the house at some point, then returned until he finally surrendered. The suspect was shot.

Inside the house, authorities found an 11-year-old girl who had been shot several times.

The little girl told officers that three people were dead inside the house, Jude told a news conference Sunday. It did not identify the victims or the alleged attacker.

Authorities sent robots to the home to test explosives or other traps.Instead, they found a mother with a baby in her arms when the situation was clear, killed by gunshot wounds. They also found the body of another woman who was shot in a nearby house.

Authorities have not released a cell phone for the shooting. Still, the police chief noted that the suspect met a witness approximately nine hours before the incident and told her: "God sent me here to speak with one of your daughters."

No further details have been released on the relationship between the attacker and the victim.

The accused also told authorities that he had used methamphetamine. Supplies for shooting were also found in his vehicle, sources said, including bleeding control kits.

"He was a coward," Judd said. It's easy to shoot children, infants and innocent people in the middle of the night when you have a gun, and they don't.

The assailant was hospitalized and is expected to recover.