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‘Multiple Fatalities’ In Orlando Shooting Ahead Of Pulse Nightclub Anniversary

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A shooting at an Orlando business left multiple people dead Monday.

Police responded to a shooting at the Fiamma business located in an industrial area in eastern Orlando after receiving a call around 8:03 AM on Monday, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. Five people, including the shooter, were killed in the attacks. Three male victims and one female victim were found dead at the scene. A fifth male was transferred to Orlando medical center where he later died. Seven survivors were found and were interviewed by detectives.

The attack was “likely a workplace violence incident,” according to Demings.

The unnamed shooter was a 45-year-old former employee of the company. He was found dead at the scene armed with a knife and handgun. He appeared to have “turned the gun on himself,” according to Demings. The knife does not appear to have been used in the attack.

The former employee was fired in April of this year and had a criminal history that was “minor in nature.” Police were called to the business in June 2014 after the subject was involved in a workplace violence incident. No charges were made at the time.

The perpetrator had no known connections to terrorist or criminal groups, noted Demings.

The shooting comes one week before the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which also took place in Orlando and left 49 people dead, making it the deadliest in U.S. history.

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