ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A Florida sheriff has identified a man suspected of fatally shooting five former co-workers and then killing himself.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr. was responsible for the deaths Monday morning at Fiamma, an Orlando-area RV awning business.
Demings says Neumann was armed with a handgun and a large hunting knife and killed himself just before deputies arrived.
Neumann was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1999. Demings says it appears Neumann was a disgruntled former employee acting alone. Deputies say eight witnesses survived the attack. One survivor told deputies Neumann spoke to her and told her to leave.
Authorities have found no connection to terrorism.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sheriff: Shooting was workplace violence; not terrorist related.
Authorities say five people have been killed in a workplace shooting near Orlando. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a disgruntled former employee who was fired in April.
Demings says the gunman shot and killed himself. The sheriff says the shooting is not believed to have any link to terrorism. The shooting happened inside a business that manufactures awnings. The sheriff says the shooter, who has not yet been identified, had been involved in a previous workplace violence incident and had been accused of battering another employee inside the business. He was not charged in that case.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities in Florida say there are “multiple fatalities” following a shooting in an industrial area near Orlando.
On its official 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.” 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.