Texas Gunman Kills Co-Worker, Self After Job Termination

iStock/Thinkstock(KATY, Texas) — Texas law enforcement officials say an active shooter situation at a trucking company outside of Houston is now under control.

Police responded Wednesday morning to a call at Knight Transportation in Katy, Texas, where a former employee reportedly took his own life and wounded two others. Officials say the gunman had been fired two weeks prior to Wednesday's incident, despite the sheriff's statement that he was fired Wednesday morning.

“It appears it may have been a disgruntled employee that was terminated earlier today,” Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Wednesday morning. “Preliminary reports are that we have one employee who was shot and one who is wounded. The shooter, I believe has taken his own life.”

Police later said two other employees were injured from shrapnel or debris as a result of the shooting.

Police have not released the names of the gunman or the victims.


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