Six dead in Florida workplace shooting

A disgruntled former employee has gone on a shooting rampage killing five people at a workplace near Orlando, before turning the gun on himself.

Orange County  police have confirmed John Robert Neumann, Jr was fired from Fiamma Inc. which makes accessories for recreational vehicles in April, and returned with a gun and a knife yesterday morning.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the 45-year-old had a history of misdemeanor criminal offences but was not linked to any terror organisations.


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“He was a disgruntled employee that came back to this business this morning,” he said. “He was certainly singling out the individuals he shot.”

“He did not use the knife but shot five innocent people and then turned the gun on himself and killed himself.”

Seven employees had survived the attack.

The shooting comes almost a year after 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. At least 58 people were also injured.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said it’s been a tough year for Orlando. “Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” he said in a statement. “I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence.”