A man identified as a former employee shot two people and killed himself April 5 at a Fränkische USA LP plastics manufacturing plant in Anderson, S.C.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about the shooting at about 10:35 p.m. and arrived at the facility at 10:40 p.m., the sheriff's department said in a statement emailed to Plastics News.
One victim, an adult male, was dead, and a second victim received "non-life-threatening injuries" and was transported to the hospital.
Deputies found the suspected shooter with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, the statement said.
Both victims were current employees of the plant, Sgt. J.T. Foster told Plastics News in an email. The shooter was said to be a former employee of the plant, Foster said, but he could not confirm the identity of the shooter.
A bus transported employees at the facility away from the scene to a secure area for interviews and to be checked by medical personnel, it said. An investigation is active and ongoing.
Königsberg, Germany-based parent company Fränkische Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG has not yet responded to inquiry for comment by Plastics News.
The company develops and manufactures pipes, accessories and components for drainage, electrical, building technology, automotive and industrial applications and employs about 5,000 people globally.