Gunman, Jason Rodriguez, opened fire Friday in the offices of the engineering firm that fired him over two years ago. Jason Rodriguez killed one person and has injured five others in the Orlando shooting.
Jason Rodriguez, 40, surrendered three hours after the shooting when police saw him through the window of his mother’s home.
When a reporter outside the police station asked Rodriguez why he did it, he replied: “Because they left me to rot.”
Jason Rodriguez brought a handgun to the engineering firm in a downtown office tower where he formerly worked as an engineer.
“This is a tragedy, no doubt about it, especially on the heels of the tragedy in Fort Hood that is on our minds,” Demings said. “I’m just glad we don’t have any more fatalities or any more injuries than we currently have.”
Camille Previlon told The Associated Press her uncle, engineer Guy Lungenbel, was shot in the back and was able to talk but had not said much about the shooting.
“He is stable,” she said. “He’s just hurting real bad in the back.”
The people shot were in the offices of Reynolds Smith & Hill, on the eighth floor. The five survivors were in stable condition, Demings said.
Company spokesman Mike Bernos said Jason Rodriguez was an entry-level engineer who was fired in June 2007 after working there for a year.
“His performance wasn’t up to our standards, so we terminated him,” Bernos said. There had been no contact between the company and Rodriguez since then.
Here’s video of Jason Rodriguez :