Orange County Sheriff: "Workplace Violence Incident," Not Terrorism

Authorities in Orlando say a workplace shooting was not terrorism, but the result of an ex-employee, who killed 5 former co-workers and then turned the gun on himself.  

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says his deputies responded after 8 this morning to a business near downtown Orlando that makes accessories for RV's.

"Three males victims were deceased at that time.  One female victim was deceased.  A male was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he subsequently died. We have a 45-year old subject who is deceased inside as a result of his own means."

The Sheriff calling him a "disgruntled employee" and says this does not appear to be an act of terrorism.

"We have no indication that this subject is a member of any subversive-type organization.  We have no indication that this subject is a participant in any type of terror organization."

There were seven survivors who are being questioned.  

Demings says the shooter had been fired in April and he had a criminal history for things like marijuana possession, DUI and misdemeanor battery.

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