Damn, just when it seems like Manchester was the last place it seems to have came a little closer to home, don’tcha think.
Via Ny Daily News:
A disgruntled ex-employee shot five people dead on Monday before killing himself at the Orlando, Fla., business that fired him in April, authorities said.
Army veteran John Robert Neumann Jr. (No photos yet?), 45, was armed with a handgun, a large hunting knife and a smaller knife when he shot himself at the Fiamma Inc. RV awning company, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
There was no indication Neumann had used a knife on any of his victims, who ranged in age from 35 to 70s, Demings said. The suspect did not appear to have a concealed weapons permit, according to police.
Eight survived the attack, with one witness claiming the shooter had told her to leave, the sheriff said.
Neumann, who lived alone and was discharged from the Army in 1999, was previously the subject of a June 2014 workplace violence incident in which he “allegedly battered another employee,” Demings said. No charges were ultimately brought.
The deceased shooter’s criminal history included marijuana possession, DUI and misdemeanor battery charges, according to police. There was no indication he’d been part of a terror organization.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he’d been briefed on the incident and remained in touch with law enforcement.
“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” Scott said in a statement. “I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence.”
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.
Authorities closed off a section of Forsyth Road at Hanging Moss Road as the investigation unfolded.