Orlando, Florida is once again home to a scene of mayhem and destruction. This time it appears that the situation was not borne out of terrorism, but out of true workplace violence.
A disgruntled former employee of a local Orlando small business killed four of his former colleagues before taking his own life. The situation unfolded in front of Fiamma Inc., a business that makes awnings for RV’s. The story is still fluid and the information coming out is spotty but it appears that the tragic situation has come to an end.
OCSO working shooting scene that has stabilized. Multiple fatalities. Situation contained. Sheriff will brief as soon as info is accurate.
— OCSO FL News (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 5, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 5, 2017
Orlando Police say they found multiple victims who had been shot at the scene. 3 males, 1 female were found dead. pic.twitter.com/ULhIS6YXCG
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2017
The shooting took place early this morning around 8am and while authorities haven’t yet named the victims or the perpetrators, their investigation is well under way.
Sources told News 6 that the shooter, a disgruntled employee, is among the dead.
Officials said the situation has been contained and the scene has been “stabilized.” No details about the victims or the shooter have been released.
Authorities have not named the business, but a woman at the scene said her sister, who works at Fiamma Inc., which makes awnings for RVs, called her and was very distraught.
Shelley Adams said her sister, Sheila McIntyre, of Orlando, was in the bathroom when she heard gunshots. Adams said her sister called her and kept repeating, “My boss is dead. My boss is dead.”
Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) released a statement a short while ago asking the citizens of his state to pray for the victims and their families.
“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before. I have been briefed by our law enforcement officials on this tragic incident and Ann and I are praying for the families who lost loved ones today. I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence. I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available.”
Republished with permission Constitution.com
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