BRYAN, Texas - A shooting took place at Kent Moore Cabinets' (number 106 on the FDMC 300) Texas manufacturing plant yesterday at around 2 pm. At least one person was killed and five others were injured.
The shooter is suspected to be 27-year-old employee Larry Bollin. After a manhunt, Bollin was apprehended 30 miles from the cabinet plant in the small town of Iola, police say. One police officer was shot while in pursuit.
A motive is not yet known. A handgun was reportedly the weapon used.
One person was killed at the scene, while four others were transported to a local hospital in critical condition, officials say. A sixth person suffered a minor injury. The police officer is in stable condition after surgery.
KBTX News reports that witnesses said the shootings appeared to have been targeted.
Kent Moore Cabinets issued a statement:
"We are devastated by the events today at our Bryan manufacturing facility located on Stone City Drive. Our hearts go out to the families and the loved ones of those affected. We want to thank the many members of our law enforcement teams and other emergency personnel who responded so quickly. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement during the investigation of this horrible crime. We ask that you respect the privacy of the family members of those who were involved. Right now, our focus is on providing support to and prayers for our employees and the extended Kent Moore Cabinets family during this tragic time."
Kent Moore is one of Texas' largest privately-owned cabinet operations, employing nearly 600 staff across the state. More than 4,000 cabinets are made every week at the company's 300,000-square-foot plant. The company's cabinets are only available in Texas and are not sold through distributors or dealers.
We will update this story when more information is available.
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