ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/AP) — Five people were killed Monday in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the gunman was an ex-employee who was fired in April. Authorities say the gunman, who has not yet been identified, killed himself.
Sheriff Jerry Demings said the gunman was involved in a previous workplace incident and was accused of battering another employee at the business.
Authorities said the situation is contained, meaning there is no longer an active shooter.
Shelley Adams said her sister, Sheila McIntyre, called her from the company’s bathroom during the shooting and was very upset.
She kept repeating “My boss is dead. My boss is dead,” Adams said after state and federal law enforcement authorities converged on the industrial park in Orlando.
Fiamma Inc. calls itself one of the largest manufacturers of awnings for camper vans, motor coaches and sports utility vehicles.
The shooting was reported about 8 a.m. Monday. Several Orange County Fire and Rescue vehicles were seen leaving the scene afterward. A large police presence remained hours alter. No more details were immediately available.
Gov. Rick Scott said he had been briefed by law enforcement and that he and his wife, Ann, “are praying for the families who lost loved ones today.”
“I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence,” he added.
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