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Oct 25, 2016 10:38 AM

Police: Gunman kills 1, himself in workplace shooting

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot someone and wounded several others inside a rail car manufacturing company in Virginia before apparently killing himself.

Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon says the shooting took place around 6 a.m. Tuesday at FreightCar America, located in an industrial area near downtown Roanoke. Police believe the shooter was an employee or ex-employee of the company., which has an overnight shift and was open at the time.

He says the identities of the victims and suspect aren't yet known. One witness hid inside a bathroom during the shooting and they are waiting to interview him.

Hospital officials in Virginia say they've received three patients with gun-related shootings. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital said in a statement on Tuesday that one of the patients brought in from FreightCar America is in serious condition, and the other two are in fair and good condition, respectively.

Officers are searching the facility, but they don't believe there is any threat to the public.

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