Monday morning in Orlando, Florida, started off tragically as five people were reportedly shot and killed at a business place. Police say the situation has been stabilized and the gunman killed.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m. and was carried about by a “disgruntled employee” at Fiamma, which is a manufacturer that produces awning and various trimming for RVs.
Sheila McIntyre, a scared employee who was in the building at the time of the shooting, hid in the bathroom and called her sister, Shelley Adams, saying, “My boss is dead! My boss is dead!”
“She is very distraught. She just kept saying, ‘I’m OK, I’m OK, my boss is dead, my boss is dead.’ She was very, very upset.” Adams said to reporters about her sister.
McIntyre was not injured during the shooting.
At the moment, Sheriff Jerry Demmings is carrying out a full investigation—as well as an FBI joint, terrorism, task force—but the shooting was reportedly not a terrorist attack rather an isolated event.
This shooting, however, comes a week “before the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.”
But the shooting in Pulse nightclub was a terrorist attack, as it was done to inspire fear and spread terror.
Details are still coming in.
I have a quick point to make on this before I end this article. Many people are going to use this as an argument in an attempt to prove it’s not just Muslims who instigate all terrorist attacks (even though the race and religion of the shooter hasn’t been revealed yet). But let’s consider that firstly, this shooting is not a terrorist attack according to the definition of terrorism.
There are isolated events of violence everywhere. A husband may harm his wife for cheating. A man might shoot another on the street because he owes him money—the list goes on and on. These are all very, very bad things, but killing innocent people simply to spread fear and push an agenda of hate is something entirely different.