Orlando shooting: Six persons, including gunman killed

RSTV Bureau

Five people, including a woman, were killed in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida, on Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspected shooter killed himself, the Sheriff’s office said. He was a “disgruntled former employee”.

Six persons, including gunman killed

Six persons, including gunman killed

The shooting occurred in an industrial area with multiple warehouses on Forsyth Road and Hanging Moss Road, the Sheriff’s office said. “The shooter was carrying a gun and an knife. He was fired from this business. The individual shot former co-workers.”

Emergency vehicles with flashing lights were lined up on the closed roadway in the Winter Park suburb of Orlando. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was on the scene, according to local television images.

The shooting took place almost a year after 49 people were killed on June 12, 2016, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 58 people were also injured.

WFTV said investigators had determined the shooter’s identity.

The television station interviewed a woman who said her sister was in a washroom when she “heard a bang” in her workplace. She emerged and saw someone on the floor.

“My boss is dead,” the employee told her sister in a cellphone call.

The woman told reporters her sister was not shot but was receiving medical attention due to the shock of what she witnessed. Neither woman was identified.

The shooting took place almost a year after 49 people were killed on June 12, 2016, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 58 people were also injured.

Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. “I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence.”