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Shooter kills 2, injures 2 at north Alabama fire hydrant factory

Albertville, Ala., police said the suspected shooter was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI
Albertville, Ala., police said the suspected shooter was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo

June 15 (UPI) -- Two people were shot dead at a manufacturing plant in northern Alabama on Tuesday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred before dawn at the Mueller fire hydrant factory in Albertville, located about 30 miles southeast of Huntsville and 60 miles northeast of Birmingham.

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Police said a worker at the factory opened fire at coworkers before fleeing in a vehicle.

The vehicle and the suspect's body were later found nearby, authorities said.

"The person was deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith said, according to AL.com.

Two other workers were injured in the shooting.

Neither the shooter nor the victims were immediately identified.

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