Five people were reportedly shot and killed around 8 a.m. in a Florida business, with the attack being viewed as a scene of workplace violence rather than terrorism.
The gunman is also dead and law enforcement officials report the situation is contained.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) tweeted:
OCSO on shooting scene w/ multiple fatalities. Situation contained, Now investigating tragic incident & will soon have accurate information
— OCSO FL News (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 5, 2017
The FBI is on scene with the OCSO. CNN reports that “Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings are also on the scene.”
WKMG 6 reports that the gunman was a “disgruntled employee.”
According to the Associated Press, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says that gunman in the Orlando workplace attack was a former employee who “had been involved in a previous workplace violence incident.” He said the suspect had also been “accused of battering another employee inside the business.”
UPDATE 3:17 pm ET: Law enforcement identified the suspect in Monday morning’s shooting as John Robert Neumann, Jr., saying he killed five individuals at Fiamma Inc–a manufacturing company in Orlando–then turned the gun on himself.
CNN quotes Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings describing an attack where certain people were targeted. The sheriff said, “He was certainly singling out the individuals he shot.”
At some point during the incident the gunman came across a temporary employee and “told her to leave.” He killed 69-year-old Robert Snyder, 44-year-old Brenda Motanez-Crespo, 53-yeare-old Kevin Clark, 46-year-old Kevin Lawson, and 57-year-old Jeffrey Roberts.