A gunman in Kansas opened fire at multiple locations, including his workplace, killing three people and injuring 14 others before he was shot and killed by authorities, police said.
"Everybody says it can't happen here, but . . . it happened here," Harvey County Sheriff T Walton said at a news conference on Thursday night. "This is a fairly peaceful community. And to have something like this is tragic." While Walton said he could not confirm a motive or identify the gunman, he did say authorities did not believe the shooting was related to terrorism.
Most of the bloodshed took place at Excel Industries, a company that says on its website that it manufactures lawn-mowing equipment. Walton said the gunman worked at the Excel plant in Hesston, a city about 35 miles north of Wichita in the United States' mid-west, but he could not say if the man had recently been fired or how long he had worked there.
Walton said the shooter shot 15 people at Excel, killing three, before he was fatally shot by a law enforcement official. Two other people were shot and injured in other incidents believed to be related before the gunman drove to Excel and opened fire.