Masked, armed man fires shots during Clermont bank robbery



CLERMONT, Fla. - Clermont police are investigating after at least one shot was fired during a bank robbery Monday afternoon.

Authorities said the masked man armed with a gun stormed into the Fifth Third Bank on US-27 about 4 p.m., demanding money.

"When he came into the bank, our video surveillance, so far, that we have looked at is showing he did display his intentions right away as soon as he came through the door. The firearm was out being displayed as he came in," said Capt. Charles Vitale of the Clermont Police Department.

Authorities haven’t said whether the shot was intentional or if the gun accidentally went off, but a source told Channel 9's Ryan Hughes the bullet went into the floor of the bank.

The robber fled the bank, but it's unclear whether he got away with any cash.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

No injuries were reported.