One person was shot dead and three wounded during a shooting rampage at chicken processing plant in Fresno, Calif., KMPH.comreported. The shooting was called a workplace shooting by police. It was reported that Lawrence Jones, 42, the suspected gunman, arrived at the plant just before 5 a.m. About three hours into his shift, while he was working near the cold storage part of the facility, he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, Jerry Dyer, the Fresno police chief said at a morning news conference.
The victims include a male who was shot in the head, another who was shot in the neck and a woman who was shot in the back. All three are in critical condition. The gunman walked outside and turned the gun on himself in an attempted suicide but only would up injuring himself. They were all transported to an area trauma center.
One 32 year old male was shot to death inside the facility.
Police responded to a report of shots fired at the scene. When they arrived they found the gunman on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head and the gun right next to his body.
Dyer said that Jones had been employed at the facility for 14 months and reports were that he was acting strangely all morning.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us in the investigation.”
Original reports were that the gunman had left the building and killed himself after opening fire in the facility which houses more than 60 people.