Shootings at Ky. plastics plant stun town; 6 dead

Associated Press Writer

A worker with American Enviro-Services cleaned up an area in front of the Atlantis Plastics plant in Henderson, where an employee shot and killed five people at the plant in Henderson before killing himself early Wednesday, according to Henderson Police Lt. David Piller. (AP Photo / Evansville Courier & Press, Erin McCracken)
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A worker with American Enviro-Services cleaned up an area in front of the Atlantis Plastics plant in Henderson, where an employee shot and killed five people at the plant in Henderson before killing himself early Wednesday, according to Henderson Police Lt. David Piller. (AP Photo / Evansville Courier & Press, Erin McCracken)

An angry employee opened fire at a western Kentucky plastics plant after an argument early Wednesday, fatally shooting a supervisor and four others before committing suicide, police and a company official said.

The killings stunned the sleepy Ohio River town of about 28,000 people, where a local leader said many residents know or are related to a worker at the plant.

“Our whole community is in shock,” Henderson County Judge-Executive Sandy Watkins said.

Read the latest information on the shooting here

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