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3 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Neb. grain elevator

Randy Mancini 13 October 22, 2021
This photo shows the Agrex grain elevator where a fired employee opened fire, killing one person and injuring two others before he was shot to death by another employee Thursday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Superior, Neb. (Andrew Wegley/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

This photo shows the Agrex grain elevator where a fired employee opened fire, killing one person and injuring two others before he was shot to death by another employee Thursday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Superior, Neb. (Andrew Wegley/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Police are investigating an attack on a Nebraska grain elevator after two people were reportedly killed by a fired employee.

According to Nebraska’s State Police on Thursday, at approximately 2 p.m. local time the shooter who has been identified as Max Hoskinson of Superior, Nebraska, opened fire at the Agrex grain elevator. It was reported that Hoskinson, 61, was previously employed by the company.

Police said he was fired earlier in the day and returned to the facility with a handgun. He then opened fire, shooting three people and killing one. An employee is then said to have retrieved a shotgun from an office and shot Hoskinson, who later died as a result of his injuries.

NSP is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Superior this afternoon.

There is no active threat to the public.

Investigators are on scene. We will provide information when possible as the investigation is now in the early stages.

— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) October 21, 2021

The two victims were transported to a local hospital where one was discharged and the other has been pronounced dead after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) called the shooting “shocking and devastating” and gave his prayers to the victims.

The news of the attack on Agrex Elevator in Superior is shocking and devastating. Susanne and I are praying for the victims of the attack. The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.https://t.co/sXvOkqDHeC

— Gov. Pete Ricketts (@GovRicketts) October 21, 2021

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