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Gunman, 3 Others Dead in Kansas Shooting Rampage

Three people were killed and 14 injured after a gunman drove through two Kansas towns Thursday, taking shots at people, before opening fire at a factory where he worked, NBC News reported. 

The shooter was identified by family members of the shooting victims as Cedric Larry Ford. He was armed with a long gun and a pistol during the "mass shooting" in Newton and Hesston, towns about 30 miles north of Wichita, according to officials.

The entire incident lasted just 26 minutes — from when the gunman shot and injured a person and stole a truck, until the first police officer on the scene shot him dead shortly after 6 p.m. ET. 

The shooter was killed at Excel Industries, a lawn-care company in Hesston. Fifteen of the victims were shot inside the building — including all three who died, Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton told a news briefing Thursday night. 

The FBI and ATF were among the agencies at the scene.

Court records showed that Ford, 38, was a felon who previously lived in Miami and was on probation with a series of convictions in Florida including burglary.

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