Albertville shooting live updates – 'Mass shooter kills 2 & hurts 2' after opening fire at Mueller Co factory in Alabama

Albertville shooting live updates – 'Mass shooter kills 2 & hurts 2' after opening fire at Mueller Co factory in Alabama

June 15, 2021

TWO people were allegedly killed and another two injured in a shooting at a plant in Alabama.

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

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

The gunman allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle, while the two injured workers were rushed to hospital.

Read our Albertville shooting live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Mollie Mansfield

    SHOOTING TOOK PLACE IN EARLY HOURS

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

    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."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    PRESS CONFERENCE LATER TODAY

    Police Chief Jamie Smith has said that there will be a press conference later today.

    More information will be available when the conference is underway, according to the cop.

    A time for the meeting has not yet been announced.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    SHOOTER FLED THE SCENE

    The gunman allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle, while the two injured workers were rushed to hospital.

    Their conditions were not immediately known.

    The suspect was identified as an employee at the plant.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    'TWO KILLED AND TWO INJURED'

    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."

    Investigators are currently working to determine the identity and location of the shooter.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    PLANT IN INDUSTRIAL PARK

    The Mueller Co plant is located in Albertville, Alabama.

    It is inside of an industrial park area at the city limits of Boaz and Albertville.

    There are several other companies in the same park.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    WORKER STARTED SHOOTING FOR 'UNKNOWN REASON'

    Police Chief Jamie Smith said that the worker began firing "for an unknown reason."

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

    Investigators are currently working to determine the identity and location of the shooter.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    SHOOTER ON THE RUN

    Investigators are currently working to determine the identity and location of the shooter.

    The gunman allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle, while the two injured workers were rushed to hospital.

    Their conditions were not immediately known.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    WORKER SAYS SHOOTING WAS 'SHOCKING'

    One man arrived from North Carolina at the plant to do scheduled maintenance on Tuesday morning, AL.com reported.

    Hearing what had happened, McFalls said: "I was thinking about coming in early this morning and getting the jump on everything.

    "It’s kind of shocking, and then it isn’t, given the state of the world."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    WORKERS TOLD TO STAY AT HOME

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

    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.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    MAINTENANCE WORKER ARRIVES AT PLANT

    One man arrived from North Carolina at the plant to do scheduled maintenance on Tuesday morning, AL.com reported.

    John McFalls did not know what happened this morning and told the outlet that he spent five days in the plant last week and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

    “Everyone here was friendly,” he said. “I never sensed anything to be out of the ordinary. Radios playing, everybody getting along.”

  • Mollie Mansfield

    TWO INJURED PEOPLE RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

    Police Chief Jamie Smith confirmed that two people were rushed to hospital on Tuesday morning.

    They were taken to Marshall Medical Center South "for treatment."

    Their condition has not yet been disclosed.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    NO NAMES BEING RELEASED

    Names of the two confirmed victims are currently not being released.

    The police chief said that names will not be released "at this time pending notification of family of those involved."

    The suspect has also not been identified as of yet.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    REPORTER SPEAKS FROM THE SCENE

    A reporter has spoken out at the scene of the Mueller Co in Albertville, Alabama.

    He confirmed that two people had allegedly been killed and two others were injured.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    ALABAMA LT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE SPEAKS OUT

    Candidate for Lt Governor of Alabama Will Ainsworth has given his condolences following Tuesday morning's shooting.

    "Praying for the everyone [sic] at Mueller. Here is what I know. 2 people were killed in a shooting at the Mueller Company in Albertville this morning. 2 other people are injured," he wrote.

    "The shooter was an employee of the business. He is not in custody at this time."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    BUILDING EMPLOYS ALMOST 500 PEOPLE

    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.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    GUNMAN ON THE LOOSE

    The gunman allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle, while the two injured workers were rushed to hospital.

    Their conditions were not immediately known.

    Investigators are currently working to determine the identity and location of the shooter.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    POLICE CHIEF CONFIRMS DEATHS

    "It is with a heavy heart that I report to you a shooting that occurred early this morning," Police Chief Jamie Smith said in a press release. 

    "For an unknown reason an employee of the industry began firing a weapon at fellow employees….

    "Surrounding agencies responded to the scene and everything humanly possible is being done at this time to locate the person responsible."

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