Several dead in mass shooting at Orlando-area business

Several people were killed Monday in a mass shooting at a business in Orange County, according to sheriff's officials.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there are "multiple fatalities." Officials said the situation has been contained and the scene has been "stabilized."

Reports say the gunman is dead and was a disgruntled employee of the business.

The shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at an industrial area on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road, northwest of Colonial Drive and State Road 417.

Forsyth Road was closed from University and State Road 50.

Several law enforcement vehicles were at the scene, and K-9s were searching the area.

Shelley Adams told the Associated Press that 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.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings was expected to announce details "as soon as info is accurate," his office announced.

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.

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