Po­lice: Two dead, in­clud­ing gun­man, in work­place shoot­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

A cur­rent or for­mer em­ployee shot one per­son to death and wounded three oth­ers be­fore ap­par­ently killing him­self at a rail car plant in Vir­ginia early Tues­day, au­thor­i­ties said.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a re­port of an ac­tive shooter just af­ter 6 a.m. at FreightCar Amer­ica, said Roanoke Po­lice Chief Tim Jones.

Two peo­ple, in­clud­ing the shooter, were found dead at the fa­cil­ity, Jones said. Three oth­ers with gun-re­lated in­juries were taken to Car­il­ion Roanoke Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal. One pa­tient was in se­ri­ous con­di­tion, and the other two were in fair and good con­di­tion, re­spec­tively, the hos­pi­tal said in a state­ment.

Jones said po­lice be­lieve the man had once worked for or was still an em­ployee of the fa­cil­ity. Au­thor­i­ties have not iden­ti­fied him or the vic­tims.

One wit­ness hid in­side a bath­room dur­ing the shoot­ing, and po­lice will get state­ments from him and oth­ers, Jones said.

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