The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a workplace shooting at a company in Orlando with “multiple fatalities,” according to a tweet from the department.
Police said the scene is stable, and more details will be released as soon as they are confirmed. There are reports of five to six people killed.
It is believed that the shooting occurred at the Fiamma Inc. company, which is in a large industrial area along with a number of other businesses, according to Tele-Traffic.
The shooting is not believed to be related to terrorism, WKMG-TV reports.
The lone shooter is dead, the news station reports.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Says It’s Investigating a ‘Tragic Incident’ & the FBI Is Also at the Scene
Police have released few details about the incident. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is planning to hold a press conference as soon as more information is available.
On Twitter, police called it a “tragic incident” that is being investigated.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force was at the scene, WESH-TV reports. But WKMG-TV reports it was not a terror-related incident.
Details about the victims have not yet been released.
A woman whose sister works at Fiamma told WKMG that the shooting occurred there. She saw at least one person who had been killed.
“She kept saying, ‘my boss is dead,’” the woman reporters. “She is very distraught. She just kept saying, ‘I’m OK, I’m OK, my boss is dead, my boss is dead.’ She was very, very upset.”
The woman said her sister was inside the bathroom when the shooting occurred.
2. The Shooter Is Reported to be a Disgruntled Employee
The shooter is believed to be a disgruntled employee of the Fiamma Inc., WKMG-TV reports.
Details about the gunman, including his name, have not yet been released. The exact motive is also not yet known.
It is also not clear if the shooter was killed by police or fatally shot himself.
3. Fiamma Is an Orlando-Based Company That Makes Awnings for Recreational Vehicles
Fiamma Inc. is an Orlando-based company that makes awnings for residential vehicles and campers, according to its website:
FIAMMA is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of RV awnings for motor coaches, fifth-wheels, trailers, camper vans, and sport utility vehicles. FIAMMA awnings combine durability, corrosion resistance, and aerodynamic design. The result is a light-weight, very pleasing, and long lasting design that has made FIAMMA a top producer of awnings for over 30 years. Manufactured with hand-built craftsmanship, FIAMMA takes pride in producing products for our customers, which are easy to operate with minimal upkeep and maintenance.
4. A Large Police Presence Is in the Area With Roads & Businesses Shut Down
There is a large police presence at the area with roads and several businesses shut down in the Forsyth Road area.
The commercial area includes several businesses, including Gerber Collision and Glass. It is also near Full Sail University.
5. The Shooting Comes Nearly a Year After a Gunman Killed 49 People & Wounded 53 Others in a Terror Attack at the Pulse Nightclub
The shooting comes nearly a year after an ISIS-inspired gunman, Omar Mateen, shot and killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Mateen also wounded 53 people before he was fatally shot during the June 12, 2016, incident.
It also comes days after a terror attack in London left seven people dead.
Police in the United States have been on high alert since that attack, and Orlando authorities were anticipating having a higher security presence in the area in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Pulse shooting, WKMG-TV reports.
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