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Kansas Shooting at Workplace Leaves 3 Dead, 14 Injured

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Shooting suspect Cedric Ford, 38, was killed by police. (Broward Sheriff's Office)

By    |   Friday, 26 Feb 2016 08:45 AM

A Kansas workplace shooting on Thursday left three people dead and 14 injured at a manufacturing plant in Hesston, about 35 miles north of Wichita.

Excel Industries, which employs about 1,000 people, had about 150 people inside when the shooting started after 5 p.m., reported the Wichita Eagle. The suspected shooter, Cedric Ford, 38, was identified as a worker at the plant and he was killed by Hesston police inside the plant.

"This is just a horrible incident here," said Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton. "It's going to be a lot of sad people before this is all over."

Police received a call just before 5 p.m. about a man being shot in the shoulder by someone in a vehicle, said the Hesston Record. Another motorist contacted police to report being shot in the leg and that a gray pickup truck had been stolen.

The Record said the shooter parked on the north side of Excel where a third victim was shot. The shooter then continued into the plan't painting area.

"The shooter was firing at any target that crossed his sights," Walton told the Record.

Walton told a news conference reported on by KSN-TV that 10 of the injured were listed in critical condition and four in stable condition. Walton said the shooter had two weapons on him.

"One that we were aware of that he was using was a long gun," said Walton. "I believe he had a pistol on him as well. ATF is also involved now in the investigation so they are going to run down that for us."

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued a statement on the shooting Thursday night, reported KWCH-TV.

"I ask all Kansans to offer their prayers for the victims and families of today's shooting in Hesston," said Brownback. "This is a tragedy that affects every member of the community and I ask that Kansans remember them in their thoughts. State law enforcement agencies are supporting the local authorities and I will provide any support to help them and the entire community in the days and weeks to come."

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