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6 dead in Kentucky plastics plant shooting

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From an Associated Press report:

6 dead in plant shooting

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - The CEO of a company that operates a western Kentucky plastics plant where an employee opened fire after an argument says a sixth person has died.

Atlantis Plastics CEO Bud Philbrook says the killings are just a "total shock."

Philbrook says the employee began arguing with a supervisor around midnight, then shot the supervisor before opening fire in a break room. Police say the shooter ended the rampage by killing himself.

The plant employs about 150 people and makes parts for refrigerators and plastic siding for homes. Employees have been sent home for the day.


From News 11's sister station WFIE in Evansville, Ind.:

Posted by Rachel Folz

Henderson gunman kills 5, then himself

HENDERSON, Ky. -- Thirty four employees were in the building at the time of the shooting. 

Witnesses say the alleged shooter had a disagreement with a supervisor at Atlantis Plastics. He went on his lunch break. 

When he came back, witnesses say the supervisor and the alleged shooter stepped outside.

Then they say they heard a shot fired. They say the shooter then came back into the factory and began shooting at random.

Police found the alleged shooter dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The names of the victim and the shooter are not being released at this time.


Update, WED 4:30 AM: Five people are dead after a shooting at a Henderson plastics factory.

Witnesses tell 14 News that the alleged shooter had an argument with a supervisor at Atlantis Plastics. He then left the plant. 

When he came back, they say he shot the supervisor, walked in the plant and began shooting the other employees.

Witnesses say the shooting took place in multiple parts of the building. 

Police say one of the five dead is the alleged shooter.

Two other people were injured. They are being treated at Evansville hospitals.

14 News was the first local station live on the scene. 

We are working hard to figure out what happened and will bring you updates on 14wfie.com and 14 News Sunrise.


Update, WED 4:06 AM: Police tell 14 News that there are now five people dead.  One of them is the shooter.

Police have just released that two people are being treated at Evansville hospitals.


Update, WED 3:39 AM: Police tell 14 News that the shooting took place in multiple rooms of the plant. Two people were injured and five people are dead.

One is apparently the shooter.


Update, WED 3:13 AM: Henderson police tell 14 News that five people are dead in the Atlantis Plastics plant. 

One of them is believed to be the shooter. 

Police say the shooter may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Update, WED 3:07 AM: 14 News has confirmed that two people were injured in the Atlantis shooting.

They were taken to Evansville hospitals.


Update, WED 2:06 AM: Police and emergency vehicles are on the scene at a Henderson plastics plant.

Lt. David Piller with Henderson City Police says one gunman, apparently an employee, entered Atlantis Plastics on 390 Community Drive around 12:30 Wednesday morning and started shooting.

There are multiple victims, and several of them are being taken to area hospitals.

The gunman is still inside the building but police say he no longer poses any danger.

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