5 People Dead After Orlando Workplace Shooting


The Orange County sheriff says a lone gunman appeared to single out his victims in the Orlando awning factory where he killed 5 people on Monday.

Sheriff Jerry Demings said 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr. spared the life of a woman who started working at the Fiamma factory after he was fired there in April, and for that reason, the sheriff says, he was probably targeting former co-workers.

The woman ran out of the factory and called 911 from a store across the street.

State and federal law enforcement officers converged on the awning business in less than three minutes. The sheriff says Neumann shot himself when a survivor heard a siren approach, and it was all over when deputies went inside moments later.

ORLANDO, FL. — (CNN) Five people, including the shooter, are dead after a shooting at an Orlando, Florida business headquarters, CNN affiliate WFTV reports.

Police say there is no connection to terrorism. It appears to be a work-related incident, WFTV says.

Police reported earlier they were investigating a “multiple fatality” shooting, according to Capt. Angelo Nieves with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office calls the situation “contained and stable,” WFTV says.

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

Forsyth Road was closed near Hanging Moss Road, WFTV reports.

Police officers are gathered in a parking lot outside several warehouses.

Almost a year ago, Orlando was the site of the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11. On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub.

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