EMS workers gather a staging area by Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, where a gunman killed an undetermined number of people and injured many more. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
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A gunman armed with an "assault-style" weapon drove through a south-central Kansas town, taking shots at people, before storming the factory where he worked. Authorities said he killed three people and wounded 14 before being shot dead by an officer.All the dead were shot Thursday inside Excel Industries, a plant in Hesston that makes lawn mower products, Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said. The shooting came less than a week after authorities say a man opened fire at several locations in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area, leaving six people dead and two severely wounded.A Hesston officer responding to the scene exchanged fire with the shooter, who was killed.The Harvey County Sheriff's Department initially said authorities believed the suspect's roommate could be inside.Walton said the FBI and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation had been called in to assist.
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