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Sheriff: Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

06 June 2017

A man who was sacked from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a gun and methodically killed several people, then took.

"He was certainly singling out the individuals he shot", said Demings, who added that most of the victims were shot in the head. The sheriff says the shooting is not believed to have any link to terrorism.

Demings said his deputies were called to the business three years ago amid accusations Neuman assaulted an employee, though no charges were filed in that case.

"This is sad for once again for us in Orange County".

McIntyre is safe with police now but she called her sister during the shooting, and she was very upset. The shooter even pointed his gun at a temp employee, telling her to "get out of the business".

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"Please just keep us in your prayers", Davis told WRCB. "I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence". The gay nightclub was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. "My boss is dead", Adams said.

"The city of Orlando, which is still healing from the Pulse massacre, has seen too much violence this past year", the Florida Democrat said in a statement.

Multiple people were fatally shot early Monday in an industrial area on Forsyth Road, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said the situation is contained, meaning there is no longer an active shooter.

Police were called around 8 a woman who ran from the awning business, Fiamma Inc., saying the gunman had told her to leave.

The location is an industrial area in suburban Orlando, northeast of downtown.

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The sheriff's office says there are multiple fatalities.

"Brenda was like sunshine, she was and awesome person, Bob was really cool, Kevin was like an uncle type guy and they comprised the whole administration for Fiamma", Bluewater said.

Authorities confer, Monday, June 5, 2017, near Orlando, Fla.

Several roads in Orlando were closed as deputies responded to the shooting. "Disgruntled former employee", the Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its twitter, ruling out the possibility of a terrorist attack. Officials say they'll provide an update as soon as the "info is accurate". "I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available".

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings spoke to the media and public shortly after 11:00 a.m.

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