Five people were shot and killed by a “disgruntled” former employee at a workplace near Orlando, Florida, this morning, three years after the suspect was involved in another workplace violence incident there, according to authorities.
The suspect shot and killed himself after shooting his former co-workers this morning at Fiamma, which is part of an Italian company that manufactures awnings and accessories for RVs, authorities said. The active shooting was reported at about 8:03 a.m. and deputies arrived minutes later to find three men and one woman dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. A fifth person, a man, was taken to a hospital where he died, Demings said. Seven people inside the business survived and are being interviewed, Demings said. The 45-year-old suspect, who was armed with a handgun and a knife, shot and killed himself, Demings said. Demings described the suspect as a “disgruntled” former employee who was fired in April 2017. The sheriff did not name the man.