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Cops: 'Disgruntled' Fired Worker Kills 5, Then Himself

Police are investigating in Orlando
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2017 9:04 AM CDT
Updated Jun 5, 2017 10:43 AM CDT
'Multiple Fatalities' in Shooting in Florida
Authorities confer near the scene of a shooting in Orlando, Fla., on Monday.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – Six people are dead, including the gunman, after a former employee opened fire at a business in Orlando, Fla., reports WFTV. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a "disgruntled" ex-worker who was fired in April, per the AP. Demings said the 45-year-old gunman shot and killed himself. The shooting happened inside Fiamma Inc., a business that manufactures awnings.

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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. In Monday's shooting, four victims were male and one female. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims this morning," said Demings. (Read more shooting stories.)

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