Skip to comments.Five or more people killed in a shooting at Kansas meatpacking plant, police say
Posted on 07/02/2004 4:34:40 PM PDT by HAL9000
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A gunman shot and killed five or more people at a meatpacking plant Friday afternoon, a police dispatcher told The Associated Press.
The Kansas City, Kan., dispatcher, who did not give her name, said an employee of the Con Agra Foods Inc. plant walked into the cafeteria and began firing, then killed himself.
Broadcast reports from the scene gave various accounts of the number dead. Witnesses said the shooting took place shortly after 5 p.m.
the devil is afoot
It was an Atkins Diet junkie on a low-carb overdose...
That cafeteria food will get you one way or another.
Anyone who's read Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" can understand why this ConAgra employee went beserk.
I don't get it.
Shooting at Xerox, national attention.
Shooting at a NY Subway, national attention.
Not a peep about this in the media.
Prayers for the victims and families.
Prayer for these families.
Daniel Jenkins, a five-year employee of the plant, told KSHB that he smelled gunsmoke a few minutes after 5 p.m. and went to investigate. He said the gunman was screaming obscenities, so I closed the door.
Jenkins said he told colleagues about the gunman, but they didn't believe me.
Another man came screaming out of another end of the building, screaming, Its true, and everyone came running out of the building, Jenkins said.
Jenkins said he recognized the gunman, whom police described as a black man in his mid-30s, as an employee who had only recently been recalled to work after he had been laid off for about five months.
He was real quiet and kept to himself, Jenkins said. He had a slight attitude problem.
uh, we're in kansas here .....
according to the elite media, folks out here don't count.
but a car chase in LA gets 6 hours ....go figure.
anyhow, prayers for the victims and their families
Just about a year ago, there was a shooting at a meat processing plant (IIRC) in Iowa or northern Missouri.
Maybe some mad-cow transcends the cow-brain...
That pic is funny.
Wonder how many actually 'get it'?
not random, ....deliberate,.....shooter selected certain types to stay and let others go.....
I refreshed the page and the pic of the guy milking the cow changed to Daschle and Hillary, so my previous comment is moot.
6 dead, multiple wounded, numbers unconfirmed....
That's why I don't get it. It doesn't matter where it happens. Any chance that a firearm can be blamed for a crime, the media jumps all over it.
Nobody is confirming the numbers yet but supposedly KU has received 3 wounded. Police Dept spokesperson still won't/can't give any info.
I guess blame it on the holiday weekend, the timing or that we're only flyover country and therefore don't count?
Yeah. I saw Bush and Kerry with footballs and then scrolled back up and there was Belly Girl. It must be some rotating image thing.
Maybe JimRob has snuck in some spyware < snicker>.
Reporter on channel 4 called it a "calculated series of assassinations".
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