Two Dead in Kraft Factory Shooting

Sept. 10, 2010
100 workers in the building took refuge inside a quality-control room.

Two people were killed and another two critically wounded in a shooting at a Kraft factory in Philadephia, police said on Sept. 9, adding that a female suspect had been taken into custody.

"We have two confirmed dead, two critically injured and the assailant has been apprehended," said Wilfred Frederick, a police officer with Philadephia's Seventh District.

The shooting happened around 9:00 pm, Frederick said. No details on the victims were immediately available, and there was no information about the motive for the shooting.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the female shooter was taken into custody by SWAT officers after a standoff on the second floor of the factory.

About 100 workers were in the building when the shooting started, the newspaper said. Some employees reportedly took refuge inside a quality-control room.

The newspaper said the woman fired a single shot at three police officers, who did not return fire, but had also dialed 911 and was talking to police before her arrest.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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