Five people were killed by a shooter in Orange County earlier on Monday. The police describes the shooter (now deceased) as a disgruntled employee at Fiamma. The so-called disgruntled employee shot five of his former colleagues then he killed himself, according to the Orange County police official report.
The mass shooting occurred at Fiamma’s RV Accessory business and 7 other people survived the incident unharmed. Jerry Demings, the Orange County Sheriff has described the killer as a 45 year old former employee who got fired back in April.
The perpetrator entered the building armed with a knife (never used) and a gun, then he fatally shot 4 men and 1 woman in various locations in the Fiamma building. Afterwards, the killer committed suicide. The Orange County police did not provide the killer’s name nor his credentials. The unidentified assailant was reportedly involved in a work place incident three years ago, when he was accused of battery by one of his colleagues, though no charges were filled in that particular case and there’s no evidence that the battery victim from 2014 was among those shot on Monday morning. Sheriff Jerry Demings has said during a presser:
“He shot five innocent people this morning then turned the gun on himself and shot himself. At this time, we have no indication that this subject is a member of any subversive type of any organization. We have no indication that this subject is a participant of any type of terrorist organization,”
The perpetrator doesn’t have much of a criminal history, except for some petty “crimes” and misdemeanors, such as DUI, marijuana possession and a battery charge. The shooting casualties have not yet been identified by officials, yet the intel will be released publicly via a 2 PM update (local time).