Two people have died of gunshot wounds from an incident at a Cookeville, Tenn., auto mirror injection molding plant run by Ficosa North America.
Cookeville Police Department stated on Facebook that 20-year-old Tyler Stults died about 11 p.m. in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital, about 12 hours after he was shot in what police described as an isolated domestic violence incident.
Stults and Rebecca Ann Louise Marion Crowley, 35, were seated in an automobile in Ficosa's parking lot when they were shot by Angelique Elizabeth Deplae, who took her own life at the scene. Crowley is hospitalized and is expected to recover from her injuries, police reported April 12.
Deplae was 30 years old, according to police.
Ficosa opened the Cookeville factory last autumn after getting large orders for exterior rearview mirrors. The new, 270,000-square-foot facility was built at a cost of about $50 million and replaced a factory in Crossville, Tenn. The new operation includes injection molding and painting capabilities.
Panasonic Corp. boosted its stake in Ficosa International SA, headquartered in Barcelona, to 69 percent in March of this year.
In a statement, Fred Zicard, executive vice president of Ficosa North America, said: “We were devastated to hear of the tragic event that occurred outside our facility in Cookeville on Tuesday. The incident is currently under investigation and we're cooperating fully with the local police department. The safety of our employees is our highest priority at all times and our thoughts and prayers are with those who are impacted by the tragedy.”