The GM DMAX Moraine engine plant in Ohio has been temporarily idled following a fatal shooting incident late Thursday evening on May 18th, 2023.
According to a report from AP News, a feud over a woman led one man to fatally shoot another man, and then subsequently shoot himself in the head. “This was a feud between the two men, apparently over a female,” Moraine Police Sergeant Andrew Parish was quoted as saying.
It’s worth noting that the woman in question also works at the engine plant, however, it currently isn’t clear if she was physically present during the shooting.
Unfortunately, a third employee was also struck during the altercation, possibly by a stray bullet as the aggressor fired off more than 12 rounds from a handgun. He is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local facility.
“[He’s] just in pain and traumatized, because he actually saw the dude shoot the other dude,” the third employee’s girlfriend was quoted as saying. “He thought it was over. He thought he was about to lose his life.”
Two other people also reported injuries unrelated to the shooting itself, as they were supposedly harmed during a stampede of workers trying to exit the factory.
As of the time of this writing, the shooter is listed in critical, but stable condition following surgery for his self-inflicted injuries. According to officials, he was found alert and conscious when police arrived at the factory.
Sergeant Parish also stated that multiple magazines with live ammunition were recovered following the incident, and that it is currently unclear if the shooter reloaded his weapon. Thus far, no charges have been filed, but the investigation is currently ongoing. Police searched the shooter’s house, but haven’t released details on what evidence – if any – they found. In addition, they have yet to release the shooter’s identity.