POLICE: Armed Employee Stops Workplace Active Shooter In Nebraska; 2 Dead

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SUPERIOR, Neb. – An innocent employee and a recently fired grain elevator worker in the city of Superior are dead tonight, and another is in serious condition after the former employee began shooting inside the business Thursday afternoon.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the incident and say there is no active threat to the public.

Around 2:00 p.m., cops responded to the active shooter incident at the Agrex Elevator in Superior — located at 1401 E 3rd St.

Arriving officers found one person dead and multiple other victims wounded. The reported shooter was also injured.

The gunman is identified as Max Hoskinson, 61, his employment with Agrex “had been terminated earlier in the day,” state police say.

Police say shortly before 2:00 p.m., Hoskinson returned to Agrex with a handgun and opened fire, striking three people. A heroic employee then retrieved a shotgun from an office and returned fire, fatally striking Hoskinson.

One of the victims shot by Hoskinson has been pronounced dead at the scene. Another has been transported by life-flight to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. The third victim has been treated and released from the hospital in Superior.

Hoskinson was transported to the hospital in Superior and was also pronounced dead.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating, with assistance from the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office, Superior Police Department, and Nuckolls County Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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