Texas Shooting: Fired Employee Kills 1 Person and Himself at Transportation Center

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A former employee opened fire at a transportation center in Texas Wednesday, killing one person before turning the gun on himself, the sheriff said.

The gunman had been terminated from his job at Knight Transportation in Katy, Texas, earlier Wednesday morning, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. He later returned to the business, this time armed with two guns, the sheriff said.

“He parked right outside the building and came straight in,” Hickman said.

Authorities haven’t identified the victim or the gunman, who also died. They assume the person who was killed was a supervisor, Hickman said.

Another employee at the center was injured and treated at the scene, Hickman said, and a sheriff’s deputy who responded to the shooting was hospitalized with a knee injury.

The shooter entered the building with two weapons: a shotgun and a pistol. Only the shotgun was used in Wednesday’s shooting, Hickman said.