Five killed in shooting at manufacturing company in Orlando, suspect identified

ORLANDO (KUSI) — 4:15 p.m. — The gunman involved in the Orlando shooting Monday was identified as John Robert Neumann, Jr. 

According to CNN, he was fired from Fiamma Inc. in April and targeted specific employees during the shooting before turning the gun on himself. 

Orlando County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the victims as Robert Snyder, 69; Brenda Motanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark, 53; Kevin Lawson, 46; and Jeffrey Roberts, 57.

"Most of the victims were shot in the head," Demings said. "Some were shot multiple times."

Sheriff Demings also reported Neumann pointed his gun at a new, temporary employee and told her to leave. 

According to CNN, police reported that Neumann acted along, with no ties to terror groups. 

11:45 a.m. — Multiple people were killed in a shooting at an Orlando industrial park Monday.

Three men and one woman were killed when a 45-year-old disgruntled former employee entered an awning manufacturing plant in Orlando Florida Monday and opened fire before turning the gun on himself, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

The shooter has not yet been identified.

The former employee of Fiamma Inc. was fired in April, Demings said. He had been accused previously of battering another employee while in the premises. He was not charge. It was unclear if that incident was the cause for termination.

One of the seven survivors, Yamaris Gomez, ran to the tile street across the store to call authorities. She told deputies the gunman had told her to leave.

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement following the shooting:

“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before. I have been briefed by our law enforcement officials on this tragic incident and Ann and I are praying for the families who lost loved ones today. I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence. I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available.”

The shooting is being investigated by Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. A briefing is scheduled for 1 p.m. local time.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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