Two killed in shooting at northwest Indianapolis workplace

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A man fatally shot a co-worker, then turned the gun on himself at a workplace in northwest Indianapolis.

A witness told police a male employee entered a break room at ConAgra Foods at 4300 W. 62nd Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday. The man made eye contact with another male employee, but there were no words exchanged.

The man then left the room, then returned a short time later with a gun. He fired several shots, striking the man an unknown number of times, then shot himself. Police say the victim had his back turned to the shooter.

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His victim was taken to St. Vincent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"It's unknown at this time were he got the gun from. There are surveillance cameras around. Homicide is looking into that. That's one of the things that we are investigating as well as talking to witnesses at this time," said IMPD Ofc. Mike Hewitt.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Police are not releasing the names of the victims until their families can be notified.

According to MacRae's Blue Book, the ConAgra facility "manufactures edible fats & oils, cheese, eggs and egg substitutes, milk and butter products, dairy products and eggs, engineering and research and technology-based services."

Trucks continued to pull in to the plant. Even after the shooting, the parking lot was still full of vehicles.

Eyewitness News called to ask the plant if they were in fact still open, but the human resources department had no comment.