UPDATE ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 10:09 a.m. – Sheriff: 5 people dead after shooting at business near Orlando.
Sheriff Jerry Demings said five people were killed by a 45-year-old former employee at the Fiamma, Inc. awning maker industrial park near Orlando. The worker, whose name hasn’t been released, was fired in April.
Officials say the gunman fatally shot himself after killing 4 men and 1 woman.
Orlando Sheriff says the shooting is not terrorist related.
UPDATE (10 a.m.) – Gov. Rick Scott has issued a statement after a shooting with multiple victims asking “all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence.”
In his statement Monday, Scott says the Orlando community has been challenged like never before. And he says he and his wife, Ann, are praying for the families who lost loved ones in the shooting reported about 8 a.m. Monday.
Scott’s comments about the Orlando area’s challenges were in reference to the shooting on June 12, 2016, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
The gay nightclub was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Monday’s shooting at the company that makes awnings for recreational vehicles happened in Orange County near Orlando.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities in Florida say there are “multiple fatalities” following a shooting in an industrial area near Orlando.
On its officials twitter account Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the “situation” has been contained. Officials say they’ll provide an update as soon as the “info is accurate.”
The FBI is joining the investigation into a multiple shooting in an industrial park in the Orlando area.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demmings is expected to make a statement soon.
Several roads in Orlando were closed as deputies responded to the shooting. No further details were immediately available.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.