Mueller Co. in Albertville shooting: 'Employee dead in suicide after killing 2 and injuring 2 others' at plant

AN EMPLOYEE died after killing two workers and injuring another two at a factory in Alabama.

An employee began shooting at their fellow workers at 2.30am local time on Tuesday morning, Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith said.

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The officer confirmed that two people were killed and another two were injured in the shooting.

Smith added that the worker began firing "for an unknown reason."

The gunman was reportedly found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 8am local time.

The suspect allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle, while the two injured workers were rushed to hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

It is unclear if there are anymore fatalities or injuries at this time.

The building employs just under 500 people, however it is unclear how many people were in the facility when the incident took place.

The building manufactures millions of fire hydrants and is one of the area's largest employers.

A family member told AL.com that employees were told not to report to the plant until further notice.

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