Police say six people, including the shooter, are dead following a mass shooting Monday morning at a Winter Park business.
Police say 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr. was armed with a gun and a knife when he entered his former workplace, Fiamma, Inc., a business that makes awnings for recreational vehicles located at 2427 North Forsyth Road in Winter Park.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that three men and one woman were pronounced dead at the scene around 8:03 a.m. A fifth person, a male, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Victims include Robert Snyder, 69, Brenda Montanez-Crespo, and Kevin Clark, 53. Authorities are still working to identify two other victims.
Neumann, a U.S. Army veteran, also shot and killed himself at the scene just before deputies entered the area. Authorities say he is a disgruntled former employee of Fiamma, Inc., who was fired in April.
Gov. Rick Scott has responded to the incident, saying “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.”
Authorities say eight survivors remained inside the building following the incident. One survivor, a fairly new and temporary employee says the gunman spoke to her. He allegedly told her to leave the building during the shooting
No other details are immediately available. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is expected to have another press briefing around 2 p.m. Authorities say they are hoping to release the shooter's identification by that time.
You can follow along with the most recent press briefing with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, here: