A workplace shooting in Hesston, about 35 miles north of Wichita, has left four to seven people dead and has injured as many as 20, according to Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton.
The sheriff said Thursday evening that the number of people injured could be as high as 30.
“This is just a horrible incident here,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot of sad people before this is all over.”
The shooting at Excel Industries, which employs about 1,000 people, was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, a Harvey County dispatcher said.
Walton later confirmed that a suspect, an employee at the turf care products manufacturer, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. The shooter, a Harvey County resident, was armed with a long gun and a handgun, according to Walton.