At least two workers were killed and two were injured in a shooting at a fire hydrant plant in Alabama on Tuesday, the police said.
The suspect left the scene of the shooting at the plant, owned by the Mueller Company, in Albertville and was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Albertville’s police chief, Jamie Smith. The suspect was also an employee at the plant, Chief Smith said.
“For an unknown reason an employee of the industry began firing a weapon at fellow employees,” he said in an email.
The company employs hundreds of people and is one of the nation’s largest producers of fire hydrants.
largest employers in Albertville, has earned the town the nickname of “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World.”
Alabama Department of Commerce. In 1990, the city celebrated its one millionth hydrant with the nickel-coated hydrant still displayed outside the Albertville Chamber of Commerce.