Workplace shooting shakes OH

A man opened fire on employees at Watkins Motor Lines, a trucking company in suburban Cincinnati, on Thursday, killing two employees and wounding three, according to state police.

BY SUSAN KIM | CINCINNATI | November 6, 2003


A man opened fire on employees at Watkins Motor Lines, a trucking company in suburban Cincinnati, on Thursday, killing two employees and wounding three, according to state police. Police arrested a suspect, a former employee of the company.

The man, who had two handguns, fired shots about 10 a.m. Thursday morning. He drove through a security checkpoint, then walked inside the building and began shooting people in an office in the mechanics area, according to West Chester police reports.

Watkins Motor Lines, which has more than 130 locations nationwide and employs some 12,000 people, transports freight.

The shooting comes on the heels of another public violence incident that occurred Wednesday in Boston. There, five people were shot at the Dudley bus station in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, according to a spokeswoman from the Boston Police Department. One person was dead and four others were injured. One suspect was in custody, she said.


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