Authorities: Gunman in Nebraska Wounds 3 in Workplace, Kills Self

September 24, 2010

A man shot and wounded three people at a cold-storage facility in Crete, Neb., where he worked before apparently shooting and killing himself, authorities said.

Saline County Sheriff Alan Moore told the Lincoln Star Journal that about 35 people were at the Americold Logistics facility when the gunman opened fire at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 22. The gunman, whose identity hasn’t been publicly released, worked at the plant, Moore said.

Moore said about 50 officers responded to reports of the shooting, unsure of whether the shooter was still a threat.

“When we first came across him, it appeared that it was a self-inflicted wound that ended it,” the sheriff said, referring to the gunman.

Two of the wounded were taken to a hospital and the other was treated at a local medical center. Their names and conditions weren’t available. It was unclear whether they also worked for Americold.

Neither the sheriff nor a company spokesman immediately returned a call from The Associated Press.

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