Mass shooting at Orlando industrial park leaves ‘multiple fatalities’

Posted on 06 June,2017

A 45-YEAR-OLD man fired from his warehouse job in April returned to his old workplace near Orlando, Florida, and fatally shot five people before killing himself, officials said.

John Robert Neumann Jr was armed with a handgun and hunting knife on Monday when he entered a business called Fiamma, which describes itself as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of awnings for recreational vehicles, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

The assailant shot and killed five people before turning the gun on himself, Mr Demings said at a press briefing.

Three men and one woman died at the scene, and another man died at an area hospital, while seven others were not injured. There was no indication that he used the knife on his victims.

The unidentified assailant had a history of misdemeanour criminal offences but was not linked to any terror organisations, said the sheriff, who described the shootings as workplace violence.

“He was a disgruntled employee that came back to this business this morning,” Demings said. “It appears this incident has nothing to do with any global terror activities.”

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