A disgruntled employee fatally shot a co-worker at a doctor's office Friday morning, then went home and killed herself, authorities said.

The shooter, Jacquelyn Ann Ferguson, 51, of Sarasota, fled the building after the 9:30 a.m. shooting and was found dead on the patio of her home about two hours later, officials told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The slain co-worker's name was not released, pending family notification, Sarasota County fire spokesman Paul Dezzi said.

About 10 other employees were in the medical office at the time of the shooting, and they walked out of the building with their hands in the air, sheriff's Lt. Chuck Lesaltato told reporters at a news conference.