Law enforcement calls it an isolated incident.
A shooting in the parking lot of Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, resulted in the death of one of the automaker’s employees. According to Automotive News, the fatal incident happened during a shift change shortly after 4:00 AM local time on August 11. Ford and the factory's UAW Local 249 issued a joint statement that confirmed the person worked there but didn't release the victim's name. The sheriff’s department started a homicide investigation into what happened.
“The union and management team are cooperating with the Sheriff’s department on the investigation of this isolated incident. Law enforcement has confirmed there are no further safety concerns as the plant has been secured,” the statement said. They urge anyone with tips about the shooter's identity to contact the local Sheriff’s department.
According to Automotive News, law enforcement is following now leads about who shot this Ford employee. The automaker said that the perpetrator was an intruder and didn't work at the plant. The factory remained in operation for the rest of the day despite the murder.
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“The Clay County Sheriff's Department is conducting a homicide investigation into the shooting of a Ford employee this morning in the parking lot of the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.
The union and management team are cooperating with the Sheriff’s department on the investigation of this isolated incident. Law enforcement has confirmed there are no further safety concerns as the plant has been secured.
We are not releasing information on the victim who is a Ford employee. A company information phone line has been established at 1-800-603-FORD for employees and family. The Clay County Sheriff’s department has established a tip line at 1-816-474-TIPS.