Fresno police are on the scene of a workplace mass shooting in central Fresno, California, where gunman, Lawrence Jones kills 1 person and injures 3 others in a mass shooting frenzy in Fresno, California.
The shooting took place at the Apple Valley Farms plant on Hedges Avenue. The plant is in an industrial area near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks, just north of Olive Avenue and just east of Blackstone Avenue.
Fresno police gather at the scene of a reported multiple shooting.
Initial reports had said that the gunman killed himself, however, police have confirmed gunman is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head.
The gunman has been identified as 42-year-old Lawrence Jones, and african American with an extensive criminal history, according to police.
Roger Medina, a witness at the scene said he had just walked into a nearby McDonald’s when a man dressed in a meat cutter vest walked in. Medina thought it odd because Halloween is over.
“He said, ‘There’s a guy shooting people over there,’ ” Medina said.
Medina said he later saw the apparent gunman lying on Hedges Avenue, and a police officer told him the man was dead.
Another apparent witness, Jesus Davila said he was at a bus stop on Olive Avenue when someone from a nearby meat factory ran up and said a gunman was shooting people inside.
Then Davila heard a loud gunshot. “I thought I had been shot, ” Davila remarked.
He says he then saw the gunman.
According Davila a meat factory told him that the gunman had just recently let out of jail.
The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. and dozens of Fresno police officers were at the scene.
The Apple Valley Farms plant is located in an industrial area in the central part of the city.