Five people are reported dead after a shooting incident in Orlando, Florida. The shooter is said to be among the dead, and the attack is not believed to be tied to terrorism. Three men and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene, with the fifth dying after reaching the hospital. Official reports suggest the incident may have been work-related.
The forty-five-year-old gunman reportedly returned to his former workplace intent on killing his former coworkers before turning the gun on himself. Per the reports in local media, he would seem to have been dead, or in critical condition, by the time law enforcement arrived just after 8:00 am local time.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is calling the situation “contained and stable,” with no search for additional suspects or concerns over any other active shooters. The shooting took place in a business and industrial area of the city more than seven miles Northwest of downtown. The business was reportedly Fiamma Inc., a company that makes and sells awnings for campers and recreational vehicles.
“It’s a sad day for us once again in Orange County,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a press conference. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims.”