Transcript for Deadly Shooting at California Workplace
10 thank everybody for coming out of this this morning as we have talked about it a tragedy that occurred in the city of Fresno. And about 8:27 this morning -- department received multiple 91 -- from. Employees of the Apple Valley farms meat processing plant and information we received initially that there was a lone gunman inside of the business. And had a shot several people -- Prior to. Our officers a writing -- received additional information that the suspect involved in this case had walked outside of the business. And had shot himself. Officers arrived. Shortly thereafter. Located what we felt to be the suspect at that time. Line on the sidewalk on hedges and -- had a handgun lying next to him appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head. And but was still alive at that point. The officers also located a 32 year old. Female. That was outside the business and had suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back area near the buttocks. Appeared to be in. In good condition at that time. But was in fact shot in the lower back. The in -- of the business officers found a 34 year old. -- male employee who had received a gunshot wound to the would appear to be the head area. That employee. Is in critical condition in two was transported to. Our trauma -- here in Fresno. Also -- -- of business was a 28 year old male employee. Who had received a gunshot wound to the neck that individual is also in critical condition. And was transported to the trauma center. A third victim was found inside of the business 32 year old male employee. Also received would appear to be a gunshot wound to the head. That individual was pronounced deceased inside of the business. What we. No at this time is the employee suspect. Has been employed with this business for the past fourteen months. His name is Lawrence Jones. He's 42 years of age. We know that he had clocked in to work at about 4:58. AM this morning. And according to one of his co workers he did not appear to be himself when he came to work. Approximately a three and a half hours later while he was working near the cold storage portion of the business. He pulled out a handgun. And began opening fire on -- of his co workers. Striking four of them. The we're still trying to determine what led up to that shooting what provoked these actions from the suspect. But we do know that what it appears that all of the victims were shot while they were inside of the business but we are still trying to verify that. And it was shortly -- after that the Dow Jones walked outside of the business. And shot himself. And again he's -- trauma Sydor here at serum C and is in critical condition. We believe theirs is many as thirty. Co workers that were inside of the business that witnessed this incident. In total there were 62 employees. Inside of Apple Valley farms. That we're at this location during the time of the shooting. So in total we have a for victims of the shooting. One of those victims is deceased. To those victims are in critical condition. And one of them is serious but expected to survive and then again the suspect to Lawrence Jones 42 years of age. Who appeared to have a self inflicted gunshot wound to the -- is in critical condition at this time.
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