Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Work related tragedy.

This incident happened a few blocks from my building. It happened early this morning and the university has sent out a few updates without information. This is the first update that had any information in it.

University police provide update on campus shooting

University Police have confirmed the identities of the victims and suspect in a shooting that occurred on campus earlier this morning. They also have confirmed two deaths.
• Larry , 48, building services manager, a victim in the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene earlier this morning.
• Henry , 60, operations shift leader, also a victim, is in stable condition at the Medical Center
• Suspect, Nathaniel, 51, custodial worker, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot at the scene and was transported to Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival

More than 1/2 dozen employees were working at the Maintenance Building, when the suspect entered an office suite with a gun and began shooting. Those employees and other coworkers have been offered grief counseling.The incident appears to be work related. Brown was hired in October 2009.


Mrs. G said...

I was rattled this morning when I heard it to say the least. I hope the victims co-workers and loved ones can find some solace during this difficult time.

Cortney said...

Oh my gosh! That's horrible. I'm so glad you are okay and that their weren't more people involved. How sad about the two who were shot. I'm be praying for their families.

Regina and Jim said...

These kind of things break my heart! Our prayers will be with all those who are affected by this tragedy :(