A fatal workplace shooting overnight at Ben E. Keith Foods, a food distribution warehouse in Missouri City, has left two people dead. Police said a female employee opened fire, killing one person and wounding another.
The unidentified shooter was also killed in the attack around 2:30 a.m.
Police Chief Mike Berezin said the woman walked outside the warehouse after the shootings and was confronted by a responding officer.
“We actually had an officer that engaged the shooter,” he said. “Whether or not the shooter actually was hit by one of our officer’s bullets or if it was self-inflicted, we’re not totally sure at this point.”
The shooter was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities have not released the names of the victims and shooter, nor confirmed that the victims were also employees at the facility.
Berezin said it was too early to discuss a motive and that investigators will review the woman’s social media postings for clues.
Berezin said during a brief news conference that the attack happened during the overnight shift, when fewer workers are on duty. Officers are conducting interviews with the 20 to 25 people working in the area at the time, he said.
Several workers had spoken with the shooter before the gunfire began, he said.