Former Employee Kills 5 In Orlando Workplace Shooting


The Orlando County Sheriff’s Office says five people are dead after a “disgruntled” former employee began shooting at an industrial workplace near Orlando.

The ex-employee opened fire Monday morning, three years after he was involved in another workplace violence incident there, reported ABC News.

The 45-year-old suspect, who remains nameless, shot and killed himself after shooting his former co-workers at Fiamma, a company that manufactures awnings and accessories for RVs.


The shooting began at about 8:03 a.m. and law enforcement arrived to the scene minutes later. OCSO spokesman Jerry Demings said three men and one woman were found dead. A fifth person, a man, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Seven people inside the building at the time survived and are being interviewed by deputies. The suspect was reported to be armed with a handgun and knife. He was fired from the company in April 2017.

On the OCSO official Twitter page the “situation” was reported as contained and law enforcement was conducting an investigation.

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Shelley Adams told the Orlando Sentinel that her sister, who works at Fiamma, was in the restroom when she heard gunshots. When she came out she saw a man lying on the floor.


Several roads are currently closed as deputies continue to investigate the shooting. ABC News has reported that FBI and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs are now on the scene as well.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.