International: Disgruntled fired employee shoots five workers in Orlando, kills himself

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 14:15

A disgruntled former employee at an Orlando, Florida RV accessory business fatally shot five workers Monday morning before turning the gun on himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting was first reported around 8 a.m. at the headquarters for Fiamma, Inc. Once deputies arrived on scene, they found three men and one woman already dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a press conference.

A fifth man was transported to a nearby hospital where he died, according to Demings.

The 45-year-old suspect, who was fired from Fiamma Inc. in April, shot himself, Demings said. The suspect's name was not released.The shooter arrived at his former place of work with a knife and a handgun, police said, but there is no indication he used the knife. There were approximately 12 people in the building at the time of the shooting, according to police.

Demings said that the former employee had a minor criminal history, including DUI, marijuana possession and misdemeanor battery.

However, he added, police had been called to Fiamma Inc. before because the suspect had been involved in a "workplace violence" incident.

Demings said there was no indication the suspect was involved in any kind of terror plot.

SOURCE: http://www.nbcnews.com

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