Poultry Processing Plant in Fresno, Calif. Worker Turns a Gun on His Workers and Shot Himself
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
A 42-year-old worker at a Fresno, California poultry processing plant was the gunman in a shooting Tuesday that killed one, injured three others and took his own life. The processing plant is known as Valley Protein and the gunman was identified as Lawrence Jones. Officers at the scene found a 32- year-old man shot in the head, who was pronounced dead. Officers also found a 32-year old women who suffered a gunshot wound to her back and a 28-year old man who was shot in the neck. The two survivors were taken to Community Regional Medical Center and are in critical condition.
At the time of the shooting, there were roughly 30 workers inside the plant, of a total of 62 employed by the business. Police received 911 calls around 8:27a.m. this morning from several workers. Jones has a criminal record dating back since the 1990s and was on parole at the time of the shooting.