Monday, June 5, 2017

Orange County Sheriff: Gunman Killed 5 Then Self

Sheriff: Fired worker kills 5, then self as siren approached
Associated Press
By TERRANCE HARRIS AND MIKE SCHNEIDER
Published: June 5, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — A lone gunman returned with a semi-automatic pistol to the Orlando awning factory where was fired in April and methodically killed five people Monday, then killed himself at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said.
Authorities confer near the scene of a shooting where they said there were multiple fatalities in an industrial area near Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 5, 2017. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter account that the situation has been contained. JOHN RAOUX/AP
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter as John Robert Neumann Jr., a 45-year-old Army veteran who lived alone and did not appear to be a member of any type of subversive or terrorist organization.

The shooting began at about 8 a.m. after Neuman slipped through a rear door into the cavernous factory, an area larger than two football fields where awnings are stitched together for recreational vehicles. He paused at least once to reload.
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