Police: 2 dead in shooting at Augusta food plant

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Posted: Jan 05, 2012 5:09 PM
Police: 2 dead in shooting at Augusta food plant

Authorities in Augusta, Ga., say two people are dead after a gunman fatally shot someone, then killed himself in the parking lot of a food processing plant.

Sgt. Dan Carrier of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says investigators are still working to uncover what prompted the shooting Thursday afternoon at FPL Foods.

Carrier says the gunman had been identified as 21-year-old Emanuel Jordan, an employee at the plant. He declined to identify the other person killed or say what if any relationship the victim had with the gunman.

Carrier said witnesses saw Jordan fire several gunshots at the unidentified victim in the parking lot before he shot himself.

Company officials at FPL Food did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.