UPDATE: Gunman among 6 dead in Orange County mass shooting, deputies say
Updated: 1:00pm (EST), June 5, 2017
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A gunman fatally shot five of his former coworkers then killed himself during a mass shooting at Fiamma an Orange County business Monday morning, according to sheriff's officials.
Seven people who work at Fiamma, the RV accessory business where the shooting took place, survived the incident without any injuries. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the shootings happened at multiple locations in the Fiamma building and 12 people were at the business during the incident.
The gunman was a 45-year-old former employee who was fired in April, Demings said. The ex-worker came into the building armed with a gun and a knife and fatally shot four men and a woman then turned the gun on himself. There is no indication that the knife was used.
The shooter, who has not been identified, was also involved in a workplace incident in June 2014 in which he was accused of battering one of his coworkers. Demings said no charges were filed in that case and there is no evidence that that victim was among those killed in Monday's shooting.
“He shot five innocent people this morning then turned the gun on himself and shot himself," Demings said.
Demings described the shooter as a disgruntled employee, adding that the "tragic incident" is an example of workplace violence and there's no indication of any ties to terrorism.
"At this time, we have no indication that this subject is a member of any subversive type of any organization. We have no indication that this subject is a participant of any type of terrorist organization," Demings said.
The suspect has a minor criminal history that includes marijuana possession, DUI and a misdemeanor battery charge, Demings said.
The shooting was reported at 8:03 a.m. at an industrial area on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road, northwest of Colonial Drive and State Road 417 in Orlando. Forsyth Road is closed from University Boulevard and State Road 50.
First responders were dispatched to the active shooting situation at 8:05 a.m. and arrived two minutes later.