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FLORIDA – Five people and the shooter are dead after an apparently disgruntled employee of a suburban Orlando business opened fire in the workplace, before turning the gun on himself. Orange County, Florida authorities say there was no connection to terrorism.


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Police received an emergency call at 8am local time about an active shooter at an industrial park in northeastern Orlando, according to Sheriff Jerry Demings. They found three men and a woman dead inside Fiamma, Inc. Another man later died in hospital. Seven other people on the premises survived.

The 45-year-old suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife, and was a former employee of the company, which makes camping accessories. He was fired in April and was apparently a “disgruntled employee,” according to Demings, who described the shooting as “a workplace violence incident.”

The suspect was known to the police from a 2014 workplace incident, where he was accused of battering another employee, but no charges were filed at the time. He had a history of minor charges, such as possession of marijuana and driving under the influence, Demings said.