Police: 3 killed in NC lumber company shooting; gunman hurt
The person injured at the McBride Lumber Co. in central North Carolina was flown to a hospital, Sheriff Dempsey Owens said. The gunman was also taken to a hospital.
A disgruntled employee opened fire at a lumber company early Friday, killing three people and injuring another person before he went home and turned the gun on himself, leaving him wounded, authorities said.Skip to next paragraph
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The person injured at the McBride Lumber Co. in central North Carolina was flown to a hospital, Sheriff Dempsey Owens said. The gunman was also taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.
The shooter left a note, but police would not reveal what it said. Authorities also haven't released the names of the shooting victims or gunman.
Owens said witnesses reported the gunman was a disgruntled employee, though it wasn't clear what he was upset over.
The company's founder, Dorothy McBride, said she was shocked.
"Oh, my God, I can't believe it," said McBride, who was not at the business at the time of the shootings. "I just can't talk about it right now. I have to find out more."
A family-owned business, the company makes pallets and treated wood for furniture and other products.
A person who answered the phone at the business said they had no comment.