Mass Shooting in Orlando 5 Dead
Almost a year after the terrorist attack at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, on June 12, 2016, when a gunman shot 49 and wounded 53 people the city has been rocked by another mass shooting.
Orlando Police: Ex-employee and individual in question was fired in April of this year. He came back to the business this morning. pic.twitter.com/QEo8sAOwjN
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The shooting happened in an industrial park in northeastern Orlando. There was a heavy police presence at the intersection of Forsyth Road and Hanging Moss Road, which were closed to traffic.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office called the shooting a “tragic incident” but did not release any details until 11am, aside from saying there was no further threat to the local community.
The suspect was known to the police from a 2014 workplace incident, where he was accused of battering another employee, but no charges were filed at the time. He had a history of minor charges, such as possession of marijuana and driving under the influence, Demings said.
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Police received an emergency call at 8 am local time, about an active shooter at an industrial park in northeastern Orlando, according to Sheriff Jerry Demings. They found 3 men and a woman dead inside Fiamma, Inc. Another man later died in the hospital. Seven other people on the premises survived.
The 45-year-old suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife, and was a former employee of the company, which makes camping accessories. He was fired in April and was apparently a “disgruntled employee,” according to Demings, who described the shooting as “a workplace violence incident.”
Multiple people killed in a Orlando area workplace mass shooting. https://t.co/I11p4akyGE
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