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6 Dead In Shooting At Orlando Business

06/06/2017 1:21 AM AEST | Updated 06/06/2017 4:40 AM AEST

A man returned to his workplace months after being fired and shot five before turning his gun on himself, police said Monday.

John Robert Neumann Jr. entered Fiamma Incorporated, an Orlando, Florida, company that makes RV accessories, around 8:03 a.m. local time, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. The 45-year-old “disgruntled employee” was armed with a handgun and a “fairly large” hunting knife, according to the sheriff.

Neumann allegedly shot and killed three men and one woman. A fifth man later died of his injuries at a local hospital. Seven people were injured.

Police identified four of the five victims at a press conference Monday afternoon: Robert Snyder, 69; Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark, 53; and Jeffrey Roberts, 57. 

Demings said police believe Neumann, a U.S. Army veteran, had a “plan of attack” and specifically singled out his victims. Police have evidence that Neumann had a “negative relationship” with at least one of the victims. 

Neumann was fired sometime in April of this year, Demings said. He had a criminal history “minor in nature,” including marijuana possession and a DUI. He reportedly battered a fellow Fiamma employee in 2014, Demings said, but this person was not present during Monday’s shooting.

“It appears that this incident has nothing to do with any global terror activities,” the sheriff said.

Orlando has been preparing to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, which took place at the city’s Pulse nightclub.

See photos from Monday’s incident below:

  • GREGG NEWTON via Getty Images
    Law enforcement officials speak near the crime scene in Orlando.
  • GREGG NEWTON via Getty Images
    A law enforcement official wipes her eyes at the entrance to the crime scene. 
  • Gerardo Mora via Getty Images
    Investigators work the scene of the multiple shooting. 
  • Gerardo Mora via Getty Images
    According to published reports, five people were killed in the attack by a man police described as a disgruntled former worker at Fiamma, Inc. The company makes accessories for campers and other recreational vehicles.
  • GREGG NEWTON via Getty Images
    Law enforcement officials speak near the shooting crime scene. 
  • Gerardo Mora via Getty Images
    Investigators work near the scene of the shooting. 

 

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