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2 dead, including shooter, at Houston-area food warehouse

MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Police say one victim was killed and another wounded when a woman opened fire inside a Missouri City, Texas food distribution business early Monday. The shooter was also wounded and later died at the hospital, reports CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV.

Police confirm that the shooter and the two victims were all employees at the warehouse. The victim who died was an overnight manager. There was no early word on the shooter's motive.

That victim died at the scene, Ben E. Keith Foods, and the other was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The shooting happened sometime before 3 a.m., and there were at least 20 people inside the warehouse when it happened, Missouri City police say.  

Missouri City Police Captain Paul Poulton says the shooter was confronted by police outside the business complex and there was an exchange of gunfire.

Poulton said it's not clear yet if the woman shot herself or was shot by an officer.

The scene is considered contained, but police say secondary searches are underway in what's described as a very large complex in case there's another shooter or more victims inside.

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