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2 dead and 2 injured at Mueller plant in Alabama


GADSDEN, Alabama – A workplace shooting in Albertville on Tuesday morning left two dead and two others injured.

An employee of Mueller Co., a water company, opened fire on colleagues around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at a factory, Police Chief Jamie Smith said. The suspect, who has not been identified, left the scene in a vehicle.

The two injured people were taken to hospital, Smith said. The names of the victims are withheld pending notification of the family.

“It is with a heavy heart that I report to you a shooting that occurred early this morning,” Smith said in a statement. “For some unknown reason, an employee in the industry started shooting colleagues with a gun.”

Albertville, located in northern Alabama, is the largest city in Marshall County and is located 62 miles northeast of Birmingham.

The Boaz Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene to assist, as detectives continued to process the scene and gather information.

“Everything humanly possible is being done right now to locate the person responsible,” Smith said.

Smith said he expects more information to be available at a press conference later Tuesday.

Mueller Co., headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has 11 locations in the United States and Canada.



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