Orlando Business Mass Shooting: Fired Employee Kills 5 | NBC Nightly News

Orlando Business Mass Shooting: Fired Employee Kills 5 | NBC Nightly News


REGULATOR.
NBC’S KERRY SANDERS HAS THE LATEST DETAILS.
>>Reporter: DEPUTIES SAY A DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEE AT A
SMALL MANUFACTURING WAREHOUSE IN ORLANDO HAD ONE MISSION THIS
MORNING — TO KILL. >>WE HAVE FIVE NO-CODE, NO
VITALS, ON SCENE. >>Reporter: ACCORDING TO
INVESTIGATORS, 45-YEAR-OLD ARMY VET JOHN ROBERT NEWMAN ARMED
WITH A KNIFE AND A PISTOL, TARGETED AND MURDERED HIS FORMER
CO-WORKERS BEFORE THEN TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.
>>A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THIS BUSINESS.
HE WAS FIRED SOMETIME IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR.
>>Reporter: SEVEN EMPLOYEES ESCAPED SAFELY.
>>HOW ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW, SIR?
>>I’LL MAKE IT — KEEP THE FAMILIES IN PRAYER OF THESE
PEOPLE. >>Reporter: THE FIVE VICTIMS
RANGE FROM 44 TO 69. >>I HAVE NO CLUE WHY ANYBODY
WOULD WANT TO HURT THESE PEOPLE.>>Reporter: DEPUTIES BELIEVE
THE GUNMAN WALKED PAST THE FRONT DOOR AND THE SIDE WAREHOUSE
DOORS TO A THIRD ENTRANCE HE KNEW WAS OFTEN UNLOCKED.
ONCE INSIDE, DEPUTIES SAY HE BEGAN SHOOTING AT HIS FORMER
CO-WORKERS, AIMING AT THEIR HEADS.
DEPUTIES SAY ONE RECENT HIRE FACED DOWN THE GUNMAN, BUT
NEWMAN TOLD HER TO LEAVE. SHE HAD BEEN IN THE BATHROOM AND
CALLED HER SISTER MOMENTS AFTER THAT FIRST SHOT.
>>SHE KEPT SAYING, “I’M OKAY, I’M OKAY.
MY BOSS IS DEAD. MY BOSS IS DEAD.”
VERY, VERY UPSET. >>Reporter: TODAY’S VIOLENCE
PART OF A GROWING PROBLEM. THE MOST RECENT STATISTICS SHOW
WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS ROSE BY 15% IN 2015.
>>NO REASON FOR SECURITY. HONESTLY, THIS IS A VERY
TROUBLED PERSON THAT JUST WENT OFF.
>>Reporter: IT’S STILL UNCLEAR WHY THE GUNMAN WAS FIRED IN
APRIL. THREE YEARS AGO, DEPUTIES WERE
CALLED TO THE SAME WORKPLACE BECAUSE

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6 Comments

  1. The company should it have better security. and surveillance cameras.  This is the second time this happen in Orlando that a fired employee comes back to his former employer and shoot people.

  2. He just looked like he should of been locked up. How was he not fired for fighting when the cops came the first time.

  3. Turned out to be a hunky after all,eh?in the comments so many pale skins were hoping it would be a brotha. Please.dope overdoses, suicides and mass murders.

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