Monday, June 5, 2017

'Disgruntled' employee kills 5 and himself in Orange County workplace shooting

Posted By and on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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UPDATE: Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says five people are dead after a disgruntled employee opened fire on his former coworkers Monday morning at a business near Orlando.

The gunman was fired sometime in April, Demings says. Deputies received an emergency call around 8 a.m. on Monday reporting an active shooter at Fiamma, a business on North Forsyth Road. When deputies arrived, they found three men and one woman dead. Another man was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

Demings says the shooter shot the five people and then turned the gun on himself. He was found deceased at the scene with a handgun and a knife. Authorities are currently interviewing seven survivors.

The sheriff says the shooter, who has a minor criminal history, was the subject of a workplace violence incident in 2014, when he allegedly battered another employee at the same business, though he was not charged at the time.

“At this time we have no indication that this subject is a member of any subversive type of organization,” Demings says. “We have no indication that this subject is a participant in a terror-like organization.”
A reunification center is being set up for family members of the victims at Full Sail University at 3535 N. Forsyth Road.

PREVIOUS UPDATE:

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at a business in an industrial park on Forsyth Road, near Hanging Moss Road.

The scene has been contained.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, "multiple fatalities" are being investigated and the suspect has been detained.

Forsyth between University Boulevard and State Road 50 is shut down to traffic while investigation continues.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings as arrived and will brief the media as soon as possible. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has also arrived on the scene.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, an official with the FBI Joint
Terrorism Task Force is on location.

This is a breaking story. We will update this post when more info is available.


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