Five people were slain by an angry former employee at a business that makes recreational vehicle awnings in Orlando, Florida.
The mass shooting occurred at Fiamma Inc., a company located in an industrial area of Orlando which “makes accessories for recreational vehicles,” according to CNN.
The 45-year-old gunman, John Robert Neumann Jr., then killed himself at the scene of the attack, which unfolded around 8 a.m., CNN reported. The shooter had been fired from the business before the workplace violence occurred.
It’s a relatively small business, and only 12 people were inside working when the shooting occurred, according to ClickOrlando.com. Seven survived, but five did not.
One woman who survived the attack, Sheila McIntyre, of Orlando, “was in the bathroom when she heard gunshots,” and called her sister, repeating, “My boss is dead. My boss is dead,” recounted ClickOrlando.com.
Authorities said that they do not believe the shooting had any ties to terrorism. Rather, it arose from a workplace dispute, they said. Orlando, of course, was the site of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
The gunman barged into the business armed with a handgun and a knife and “shot five innocent people,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters at a press conference. “We have no indication that this subject is a member of any type of subversive organization, or participant in any type of terror organization,” Demings said. “This is likely a workplace violence incident.”
Who are the victims in the Fiamma mass shooting? Authorities released their names. The gunman’s victims were four men and a woman; all but one man died at the scene, police said, but the fifth victim soon perished at a local hospital.
Here’s a full list of the Fiamma victims:
More will be added to this post as biographical details of each victim become known.
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Orlando Fiamma Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Five people were killed when a “disgruntled” former employee opened fire at Fiamma Inc., a workplace in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says.
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