Shooting in Orlando leaves multiple victims dead
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Shooting in Orlando leaves multiple victims dead

Survivor called her sister from company bathroom and said, ‘My boss is dead;’ sheriff’s office says situation is contained

Authorities confer near the scene of a shooting where they said there were multiple fatalities in an industrial area near Orlando, Florida, June 5, 2017. (AP/John Raoux)
Authorities confer near the scene of a shooting where they said there were multiple fatalities in an industrial area near Orlando, Florida, June 5, 2017. (AP/John Raoux)

A shooting on Monday at an industrial park in the Florida city of Orlando resulted in “multiple fatalities,” authorities said, without describing the circumstances of the incident.

The Orange County Sheriff’s office said the situation had been “stabilized.”

“Multiple fatalities. Situation contained. Sheriff will brief as soon as info is accurate,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

The incident happened inside a company that makes awnings for recreational vehicles.

Shelley Adams said her sister, Sheila McIntyre, called her from the company’s bathroom during the shooting and was very upset.

She kept repeating “My boss is dead. My boss is dead,” Adams said after state and federal law enforcement authorities converged on the industrial park in Orlando.

Fiamma Inc. calls itself one of the largest manufacturers of awnings for camper vans, motor coaches and sports utility vehicles.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings was expected to announce details “as soon as info is accurate,” his office said.

The shooting was reported about 8 a.m. Monday. Several Orange County Fire and Rescue vehicles were seen leaving the scene afterward. A large police presence remained hours alter. No more details were immediately available.

Gov. Rick Scott said he had been briefed by law enforcement and that he and his wife, Ann, “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,” he added.

A year ago, the city — a hub of Florida’s resort industry popular with tourists — was the scene of a mass shooting in a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens more wounded.

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