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Fresno Workplace Shooting Update: One victim dead, several others, including gunman, hospitalized

Police at the scene of a shooting at Apple Valley Farms in Fresno, Calif. KGPE

Police at the scene of a shooting at Apple Valley Farms in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
KGPE

(CBS) - One person is dead and several others are hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the head, back and neck after an employee allegedly opened fire at the Apple Valley Farm plant in Fresno, Calif., reports CBS affiliate KGPE.

The station reports that according to Fresno Police Chief Jim Dyer, the gunman has been identified as 42-year-old Laurence Jones, who had been an employee at the poultry processing plant for 14 months.

According to KGPE, Jones showed up to work about 5:00 a.m. and, as one coworker put it, did not appear to be himself.

Jones returned about three hours later, and allegedly opened fire on his coworkers. Dyer said Jones then walked outside the building and shot himself in the head. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the shootings.

None of the victims' names have been released, but the station reports that they are: a 32-year-old male employee who died from a gunshot wound to the head; a 32-year-old female who was shot in the lower back outside the business; a 34-year-old male employee shot in the head; and a 28-year-old male employee shot in the neck inside the building.


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