Headline

Disgruntled worker shoots dead 5 in US

06 Jun 2017
40 times
 The business, Fiamma, makes awnings for recreational vehicles. Mr Demings said the incident was being treated as a “workplace violence incident” and did not appear to have any links to terror.(Representational image) The business, Fiamma, makes awnings for recreational vehicles. Mr Demings said the incident was being treated as a “workplace violence incident” and did not appear to have any links to terror.(Representational image)

Four people were killed at the scene, while a fifth died at the hospital, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters.

A man who had been fired in April from his job at a Florida company opened fire on Monday at the Orlando business, killing five people before taking his own life, authorities said.

Four people were killed at the scene, while a fifth died at the hospital, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters. Seven people survived the ordeal.

The business, Fiamma, makes awnings for recreational vehicles. Mr Demings said the incident was being treated as a “workplace violence incident” and did not appear to have any links to terror.

The 45-year-old shooter, who was not yet identified by the authorities, had both a gun and a knife in his possession. All of the dead were former co-workers.

The assailant allegedly beat up another employee at the business in 2014, but no charges were filed, the sheriff told reporters. He was fired from Fiamma in April. He had a minor police record and no association with any subversive or terrorist group, Mr Demings said.

“It is a sad day for us here once again in Orange County,” Mr Demings said. A year ago, Orlando — a hub of Florida’s resort industry popular with tourists — was the scene of a mass shooting in a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens more wounded.

“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Ghana NewsLine is a full functional magazine news for Entertainment, Sports, and many more. Here you can get the latest news from the whole world quickly.

Our name better reflects what this site is - and always has been - the Web site of A GHananewsline. Since our establishment in April 2016, we have brought the news and information to all Ghanaians and to a large and growing online audience.