UPDATE: Orlando shooter said to be a “disgruntled employee”


The shooter responsible for mass killings at a business in Orlando, Florida Monday morning is now dead, police are reporting.

Multiple fatalities are being reported, but the situation is now contained and there is no further threat to the community, the Orange County Sheriff’s department stated.

The shooter is reported to be a “disgruntled employee” at the business.

Local 10 ABC News reported that one employee, Sheila McIntyre, called her sister from the bathroom of the business where she was hiding, and kept repeating, “My boss is dead, my boss is dead.”

At a press briefing Monday morning at 11am, the Orange County Sheriff said they received the emergency call at about 8:03 am Monday morning.  Deputies arrived on the scene just 2 minutes later.

When officers arrived, they found 3 male victims and 1 female already deceased.   Another male was transferred to the hospital, where he also died.  The suspect, a 45-year-old male armed with a handgun and a knife, killed 5 innocent people before turning the gun on himself.  Officers said he did not end up using the knife he had in his possession.

The suspect was fired from the business in April of this year, before returning this morning to conduct the killings.

About 3 years ago, police responded to a workplace violence incident regarding the same person, but no charges were filed at the time.

He has a criminal history of misdemeanor charges. At this time, they have no indication that that he is a participant in any type of terror organization, and are considering it a workplace violence incident.


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