Updated Monday, June 5, 2017, 12:40 p.m. EDT: Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demmings identified the shooter as a “disgruntled employee” who had been fired from Fiamma Inc. in Orlando back in April.
According to Time magazine, the 45-year-old gunman, whose identity has not yet been released, shot and killed himself after gunning down five employees—four men and one women—at the business around 8 a.m. Monday.
The report notes that the gunman had previously been accused of battering another employee at the office. Police say that they do not believe the employee involved in the previous confrontation was harmed in the shooting.
Around 12 people were inside the office at Fiamma—which is known mainly for selling accessories for recreational vehicles and trailers—at the time of the shooting. Seven people survived.
The suspect was reportedly armed with a handgun and a knife, although officers believe that he did not use the knife.
Several people were left dead after a Monday-morning shooting in Orlando, Fla., authorities say.
According to the Washington Post, Orange County, Fla., sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident, with deputies reporting that the scene had “stabilized” and that the situation was contained, although they declined to offer more details.
CNN reported that five people, including the shooter, were left dead. The network added that, according to police, there is no connection to terrorism and that the attack appears to be related to work. Local news reports noted that the shooting occurred at a business in an industrial area more than 7 miles from downtown.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jane Watrel confirmed that there was currently “no threat to the community.”