Disgruntled employee kills five in Orlando, then kills self: Sheriff

Olive Rios
June 6, 2017

The Florida Democrat said the city "is still healing from the Pulse massacre" and "has seen too much violence".

Sen. Bill Nelson called for more action to address mental health issues.

"We have no indication that this subject is a participant in any type of terror organization", Demings told reporters Monday morning.

Authorities said officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have joined in the probe.

By then, four people were already dead or dying. One hospital not far from the scene said it had received no patients from the shooting.

He said the attack shows why people need to alert authorities if they learn of anything that could lead to violence.

Jerry Demings, an Orlando County Sheriff said Neumann had a "negative relationship" with at least one of his victims.

The shooting happened about 8 a.m. Monday.

"Most of the victims were shot in the head", Demings said. He says no survivors were shot or hurt.

Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road was closed after the reported shooting incident.

The briefing is planned for 1 p.m. Monday. "Our hearts go out to the victims".

"We are thinking of and praying for all affected", the Orlando Police Department tweeted.

Police say he killed five employees of Fiamma Inc. before killing himself.

Neumann, the sheriff said, appeared to have committed suicide.

The shooter, who was carrying a gun and a knife, committed suicide, Demings said. He was not charged in that case.

The business is located in an industrial area northeast of downtown. She used the phone of a tile business across the street to call 911, said Yamaris Gomez, the tile store's owner.

"Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before", Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

The last workplace shooting that attracted mass national media attention occurred in February 2016, when a gunman shot 17 people, three fatally, at Excel Industries, a lawnmower factory in Hesston, Kansas. The gay nightclub was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

Monday is one week away from the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

A spokesperson for the Orange County Clerk of Courts told 9 Investigates that the man decided in May that he wanted to voluntarily dismiss the injunction for repeat violence and the court determined there weren't enough facts supporting the injunction for stalking.

Police said situation is now contained but reported at least five deaths after shooting near an industrial area.

Local television station WFTV on Monday interviewed a woman they identified as Shelley Adams, who said her sister was in a washroom when she "heard a bang" in the office.

Her sister came out and saw someone lying on the floor.

"All she kept saying was he was holding a gun and told her to get out", Gomez said.

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