Industrial Safety

Gunman dead after shooting at Kansas manufacturing plant


Feb 26, 2016

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Four people are dead, including the shooter, and at least 14 are injured after an employee opened fire at a manufacturing plant in Hesston, Kan., according to Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton.

The suspected shooter was killed inside the plant by the first officer at the scene, Walton said at a press conference late Thursday.

Officers responded to the first calls around 5 p.m. CT after shootings in nearby Newton, Kan. Walton said the gunman then ran his car off the road, shot another person and stole their car.

He then drove to Excel Industries, the turf care products manufacturer where he worked, Walton said, and entered the building with an assault-style rifle and a handgun. At least 150 people were in the plant at the time for the second shift of the day.

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