Breaking News!!: Hesston, KS: Deadly shooting at Excel Industries.
According to the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, at least 4 people are dead, including the shooter, and 14 people were wounded in a deadly shooting at the Excel Industries, located at 200 South Ridge Road, in Hesston, Kansas at around 4:00pm CT on Thursday, February 25th, 2016.
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Authorities are saying that the shooter who is among the dead was an Excel employee, but did not name the shooter for they were working still to identify the shooter.
According to the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office T. Walton, the shooting started at 12th Street and Meridian Road in Newton, Kansas where 2 people were shot at while driving their vehicles injuring a person.
Authorities are saying that the shooter then continued north on Highway 81 where the shooter shot another person in the leg.
“There was a report of a stolen vehicle. That vehicle was the person that got shot. The shooter took that video and went on into Excel Industries. Once he got to Excel Industries, he shot a person in the parking lot and he entered into the building itself. Inside the building he shot a total of 15 people. Four were killed including himself, the shooter,” said Harvey County Sheriff’s Office T. Walton.
Authorities are working to identify all victims and notify family members.
According to the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office T. Walton, authorities confronted the shooter and gunfire was exchanged between authorities and the shooter, and that’s when the shooter was killed.
Authorities are saying that area hospitals have received 12 victims ranging from critical to stable condition.
Authorities are saying that family reunification and assistance is available at Hesston High School.
Excel Industries manufactures lawn care products including riding lawnmowers and the business has been in Hesston, Kansas since the early 1960’s.
Authorities are saying that Excel Industries will be closed on Friday, February 26th, 2016.
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