Video footage from the scene showed a large police presence and a K9 unit, which was seen going from vehicle to vehicle in a parking lot outside the business.
At an 11 a.m. press conference, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said a disgruntled former employee opened fire, killing three men and one woman. Another victim was transferred to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Police said the 45-year-old shooter took his own life.
A woman who rushed to the scene told reporters she received a frantic phone call from her sister who was in the building at the time of the shooting.
“She just kept saying ‘I’m OK, I’m OK,’” Shelley Adams said. “She just said that ‘My boss is dead, my boss is dead.’ She was very upset.”
Adams said her sister was in the bathroom when she heard a bang and saw someone lying on the floor when she left the washroom.
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“She was hysterically crying,” Adams said of her sister. The woman said she was shocked to hear of a shooting at the business Monday morning.
“I’m a school teacher and that’s always a concern for teachers you know with our students, keeping them safe but it’s just unbelievable that it could happen at a small business,” Adams said.
Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement saying he was briefed on the “tragic incident.”
“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,” Scott said in the statement. “I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence.”
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