Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself at Orange County business

Five people are dead after a disgruntled former employee opened fire inside an Orange County business on Monday.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a disgruntled former employee who was fired in April.

The former employee was carrying a gun and a knife when he entered the business and shot his former co-workers.

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Deputies found four people dead inside the business. A fifth victim died at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Seven people survived, deputies said.

Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said "seven others' lives were saved due to the quick actions of the officers who arrived on the scene today."

Demings said the gunman shot and killed himself. The sheriff said the shooting is not believed to have any link to terrorism.

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The shooting happened just after 8 a.m. at Fiamma Inc. on Forsyth Road, near Hanging Moss Road.

Fiamma Inc. makes awnings for recreational vehicles. The company says on its website that it is one of the largest manufacturers of awnings for camper vans, motor coaches and sports utility vehicles.

Demings said the shooter, a 45-year-old man 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.

The Associated Press spoke with Shelley Adams, whose sister, Sheila McIntrye, works for the company and was in the bathroom when shots rang out.

McIntyre is safe with police now but she called her sister during the shooting, and she was very upset.

She kept repeating "My boss is dead. My boss is dead."

Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement after the shooting asking "all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence."

In his statement Monday, Scott said the Orlando community has been challenged like never before. And he says he and his wife, Ann, are praying for the families who lost loved ones in the shooting reported about 8 a.m. Monday.

The victims of the shooting have not been identified. Demings said he would hold another news conference Monday at 1 p.m.

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