A gunman has shot up to 20 people, and up to four are believedÂ dead, a local sheriff says.
At least two people are dead, and possibly up to four, after a worker from aÂ Hesston, Kansas lawn care manufacturing plant opened fire. A local sheriff according to reports states up to 20 people are also injured. Hesston is about 35 miles northwest of Wichita.
Various reports claim the shooter is dead, but this has not yet been confirmed.
BREAKING: County sheriff: 'As many' as 3-4 dead, up to 20 hurt in Hesston, Kansas, attacks.
â€” The Associated Press (@AP) February 26, 2016
The shooting took place this afternoon, and there are fourÂ or five different crime scenes. Law enforcement from surrounding areas are assisting.
The shooter and some of his victims are reported to be workers at anÂ Excel Industries plant. The companyÂ manufactures lawn mowers and and lawn-care products.
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