Police: 2 dead in shooting at Georgia food plant

January 5, 2012 - 6:30 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — An employee opened fire outside a northeastern Georgia food processing plant Thursday, fatally shooting one person before killing himself.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office did not immediately say what prompted the slaying and suicide at FPL Food in Augusta, Ga. Sheriff's investigators identified the gunman as Emanuel Jordan, 21, of Augusta.

"He fired several shots at the first victim before he turned the gun on himself," said Sgt. Dan Carrier of the sheriff's office.

No one else was injured in the shootings, which happened in the plant's parking lot shortly after 1 p.m.

Investigators were withholding the name of the other person killed until family members could be notified. Carrier declined to say what, if any, relationship the unidentified victim had with the shooter. He would not say if the unnamed victim was a man or a woman.

Company officials at FPL Food did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

According to its website, the company processes beef products such as tenderloins, cube steak, ground beef and taco filling.