A shooting with multiple fatalities happened at Gerber Collision and Glass in Orlando on Monday morning.
Police said the situation is contained.
Police are investigating a “multiple fatality” shooting at a business headquarters in Orlando, Florida, according to Captain Angelo Nieves with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office calls the situation “contained and stable,” says CNN affiliate TV station WFTV. The incident was first reported around 8:00 A.M.
The shooter was identified as a “disgruntled employee,” News 6 WKMG/ClickOrlando reported. Five people, including the gunman, were killed in the incident, according to WFTV-Channel 9 and law enforcement officials.
The shooting appeared to take place near the Gerber Collission and Glass Center, in an industrial area on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road. The roads have been closed off to traffic.
A sister of one of the employees told reporters gathered at the scene that her relative was using the bathroom when she heard a “loud bang.”
Shelley Adams, of South Orlando, said her sister, Shelia McIntyre, told her that when she exited the bathroom, she saw a deceased victim on the ground.
Adams said her sister and others were taken to a nearby fire academy, but Adams didn’t know how many people were with her sister and if they were also employees of the business.
The New York Post reports that the gunman killed four people.
About 25 police vehicles and 70 officers responded to the scene, according to a police spokesperson. An Orange County spokesman confirmed to NBC News that the suspect was dead, but did not specify how that person died.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has released a statement on the shooting incident:
This is the second major shooting in the city in just under a year. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were massacred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
According to a recent reports, there have been 181 mass shootings in the United States in 2017.