Monday, June 5, 2017

Five Dead After Workplace Shooting In Florida

A man armed with a handgun and a knife shot and killed five employees at his former workplace in Orlando, Fla., this morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

The 45-year-old “disgruntled” ex-employee walked into the warehouse headquarters of the RV awning company, Fiamma Inc., and opened fire on workers inside, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a press conference.

The 8:03 a.m. shooting left three men and one woman dead at the scene. A fourth man died at the Orlando Regional Medical Center as a result of his injuries, authorities said.

The gunman, whose identity was not immediately released, killed himself after the carnage.

He had been fired from Fiamma Inc. in April, said Demings, noting that the shooter had also been involved in another incident at the business in June 2014 in which he allegedly “battered” a co-worker.

No charges ever resulted from that incident and that co-worker did not appear to be one of the victims who were slain, Demmings said.