Fired employee kills 5, then himself at Orlando business

Cheryl Sanders
June 6, 2017

Police described Neumann as a disgruntled former employee acting alone with no ties to terror or subversive groups. Authorities said the situation is contained, meaning there is no longer an active shooter.

"My experience tells me that this individual made deliberate thought to do what he did today". She commended the Sheriff's Office for its quick action. Demings said he singled out his victims and reloaded his gun at least once. "He was certainly singling out the individuals he shot". Authorities were trying to reach the families of each victim before releasing their names.

Deming said investigators also are looking through any social media postings for clues. No charges were filed at that time, the sheriff's department said. Neumann was, however, involved in a June 2014 workplace incident, where he had allegedly battered a co-worker. A fifth person, a man, was taken to a hospital where he died, Demings said. He'd been formally charged for possession of marijuana, a DUI and a misdemeanor battery. A woman reacts after a deadly shooting Monday, June 5, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.

The suspect shot and killed himself after shooting his former co-workers this morning at Fiamma, which is part of an Italian company that manufactures awnings and accessories for RVs, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office first tweeted the incident was a shooting and that the scene is contained.

The company says on its website that it is one of the largest manufacturers of awnings for camper vans, motor coaches and sports utility vehicles.

Shelley Adams told ABC News that her sister, a Fiamma employee, saw someone lying on the floor as she walked out of the bathroom. "My boss is dead", Adams said.

State and federal law enforcement officers converged on the industrial park shortly after 8 a.m. after a woman ran out and called 911 from a tile business across the street, said Yamaris Gomez, that store's owner.

He walked into the business Monday morning and pointed his gun at a new, temporary employee and told her to leave, Demings said. In just over two minutes after the initial call, sheriff's deputies began arriving.

In 2016, there have been at least six mass shootings reported in the United States, leaving at least 71 people dead.

Banks and Orlando Mayor Teresa Jacobs both said the crime shows that people should speak up if they learn of anything that could lead to violence, so that authorities might have a chance to prevent it.

The shooting comes nearly a year after 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on 12 June, 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. The attack at the Pulse club killed 49 people and wounded dozens more.

The shooting comes as the American city of Orlando, Florida, is about to remember the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre - the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with 49 people killed by a gunman - which occurred in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.

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".

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