Officials say Orlando shooter was disgruntled employee with no connection to terrorism

Deputies called to Orange County; situation has been contained

By CNN Web Staff, RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator, Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

A shooting is investigated in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. - UPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports four people died at the scene of the business.

One victim died at the hospital. The shooter killed himself and the suspect is a 45-year-old disgruntled former employee.

UPDATE: Five people, including the shooter, are dead after a shooting at an Orlando, Florida business headquarters, CNN affiliate WFTV reports.

Police say there is no connection to terrorism. It appears to be a work-related incident, WFTV says.

Police reported earlier they were investigating a "multiple fatality" shooting, according to Capt. Angelo Nieves with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office calls the situation "contained and stable," WFTV says.

The location is an industrial area in suburban Orlando, northeast of downtown.

Forsyth Road was closed near Hanging Moss Road, WFTV reports.

Police officers are gathered in a parking lot outside several warehouses.

The FBI is assisting the sheriff's office, a media relations spokesperson confirms to CNN. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings are also on the scene.

Almost a year ago, Orlando was the site of the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11. On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub.

"Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement Monday. "I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available."


Several people were killed Monday in a mass shooting at a business in Orange County, according to sheriff's officials.

The shooting was reported around 8 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 and State Road 50.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there are "multiple fatalities" in a "tragic incident." It is not known, however, how many people were killed.

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Sources told KSAT 12's sister station News 6 in Orlando that the shooter, a disgruntled employee, is among the dead.

Officials said the situation has been contained and the scene has been "stabilized." No details about the victims or the shooter have been released.

Authorities have not named the business, but a woman at the scene said her sister, who works at Fiamma, which makes awnings for RVs, called her and was very distraught.

Shelley Adams said her sister, Sheila McIntyre, of Orlando, was in the bathroom when she heard gunshots. Adams said her sister called her and kept repeating, "My boss is dead. My boss is dead."

McIntyre and other witnesses were taken to a nearby fire academy, Adams said.

Several law enforcement vehicles are at the scene, and K-9s are searching the area, News 6's Johny Fernandez reported. The FBI is also investigating the shooting.

A man who owns a nearby business told News 6 that he closed his shop for the day due to concern for his employees' safety.

Sources told News 6 that there is no terror link to the shooting.

Officials tweeted that they will provide an update as soon as the "info is accurate."

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs are at the scene. Demings is expected to make a statement.

No other details are immediately known.

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