Police say that an employee at a grocery distribution center killed two other workers and then himself.
The workplace shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Roundy’s distribution center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Police were called to the scene for what was initially thought to be an industrial accident. When officers arrived, they found two male workers in their 40’s who were not breathing and had no pulse.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Employees were evacuated from the plant as police investigated the shooting.
Police located a suspect vehicle connected to the shooting in Milwaukee County and a police pursuit ensued shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
The suspect vehicle crashed in the front yard of a home near the North 92nd and West Townsend intersection in Milwaukee.
Video from my nest camera picked up police rushing to the scene on 92nd and Townsend. At 5:00:20 you can hear what sounds like two gun shots. pic.twitter.com/r22TmbxItI
— Steven Radmer (@Steven_R) March 17, 2021
The suspect in the car, who was later identified as 41 year old Fraron Cornelius, died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Both victims and Cornelius were employed at the Roundy’s. All three men were also members of the General Teamsters Local Union No. 200.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.
Roundy’s released a statement on the tragic shooting:
“We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred last night at our Oconomowoc distribution center. The entire Roundy’s family offers our thoughts, prayers, and support to the families of our colleagues during this difficult time. We are cooperating with local law enforcement, who have secured our facility. Our distribution center will remain closed while the police investigation continues. We are providing counseling services to our associates. To protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation we are referring questions to the Oconomowoc Police Department.”
In the video below, truck driver Donald Peterson, 65, who was unloading at the distribution center at the time of the shooting, describes what he saw.