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.
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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.
Praying for the victims of this senseless act of violence, their loved ones and for the safety of all those in Hesston.— Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) February 26, 2016
Please send your thoughts and prayers to the people of Hesston tonight.— Sam Brownback (@govsambrownback) February 26, 2016