UPDATE On Orlando Shooting

Credit: Morguefile.com

Five people are reported dead at the shooting in Orlando which happened Monday morning.

Three men and one woman died on the scene. One man died in hospital. The shooter took his own life. Seven people survived the incident. 

A news briefing held by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and other officials was held at 11am Monday morning after the mass shooting.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the FBI and other officials were in attendance. Sheriff Demings spoke of the incident. 

“This is sad once again for us in Orange County. Our hearts go out to the victims,” he said. 

Officials received a call for an active shooter at 8:03am from Fiamma business. Deputies arrived on the scene at 8:05am, according to OCSO. 

The shooter, who was a 45 year old male, took his own life. He was said to be a disgruntled employee. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also spoke at the briefing. 

“We are here to assist the OCSO with the investigation. We have lost several individuals today but seven people survived due to the OCSO’s response,” they said.

The shooting is not connected to any terror attacks at this time and the name of the shooter will be released once the next of kin is notified, according to Sheriff Demings. 

“The shooter was carrying a gun and a knife. He was fired from this business. The individual shot former co-workers,” he added. 

There will be another update at 1pm today.

 

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