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Two killed, two wounded in shooting at Alabama fire hydrant factory; shooter also dead

Alabama workplace shooting
Posted at 6:53 AM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 12:25:32-04

ALBERTVILLE, Ala.— Police in Alabama say a worker who killed two people and wounded two more at a fire hydrant factory has been found dead.

Gunfire broke out early Tuesday at a Mueller Co. plant in Albertville. Police Chief Jamie Smith says the suspect apparently killed himself.

Smith said it happened at about 2:30 a.m. local time. He added that it's unknown what prompted the shooting.

WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama reports that the suspect was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Guntersville, Alabama — a town located about 15 miles away from the plant.

The factory has more than 400 workers, giving the town its nickname of “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World.”