HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in south-central Kansas including at a business in Hesston (all times local):
Authorities say they have surrounded the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting three people and injuring 14 others in a series of attacks in south-central Kansas.
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said at a news conference that authorities believe the roommate of the suspect may be inside the home. Walton said earlier Thursday that the suspect was killed by law enforcement officers.
Erin McDaniel, a spokeswoman for the city of Newton, said when law enforcement officers arrived, they heard loud music blaring from the home and no one answered the door.
The nearby Newton Medical Center has been locked down since about 8 p.m., with people not allowed to enter or leave, spokeswoman Leslie Helmer says. She says it was a precaution “due to police activity in the area.”
A sheriff says four people, including a gunman, are dead after a series of shootings in south-central Kansas.
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton gave the updated death count at a news conference Thursday night.
Walton says all the dead were shot inside Excel Industries, which makes lawn mower products, in Hesston. He says law enforcement killed the suspect, who was an employee.
A sheriff says four to seven people, including a gunman, are dead after a series of shootings in south-central Kansas.
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton tells KAKE-TV “anywhere from four to seven” people were killed and between 20 to 30 people were shot Thursday.
Walton says the attacks occurred at a plant that manufactures lawn mower products, a parking lot outside the plant and two other locations. Walton says the attacks were connected and that the suspect traveled between the sites and fired from his car.
Walton says a law enforcement officer killed the suspect, who was or had been an employee of Excel Industries. The suspect wasn’t immediately identified.
Walton says he doesn’t know if the man was still working there or had been fired.