“Hesston police confirm a shooting at Excel Industries in the 200 block of South Ridge Road in Hesston. Dispatchers say two people were killed and multiple others are hurt. The shooting was reported a little after 5 p.m. Thursday.” According to kwch.com, a suspect in the shooting is “down.” Little else is known at this point. Watch this space.
UPDATE: Latest reports indicate a much worse situation. Two more are dead for a total of four and as many as 20 wounded . . .
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said there were “four to five” diferent crime scenes in the area. Walton said the shooter was an employee at Excel Industries, and he was killed by authorities.
“This is just a horrible incident,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of sad people before this is all over,” Walton said.
He said he couldn’t give an exact number of people killed and injured.