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UPDATE: Philadelphia food plant shut down after deadly shootings


PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- A Philadelphia food plant is closed until further notice after police say a woman shot and killed two people Thursday night.

A statement from Kraft Foods says counseling will be offered to employees.

The woman is an employee at the plant who reportedly had been escorted from the building earlier Thursday. Police say she returned with a handgun and opened fire.

A third person shot is in critical condition. Officers say the woman fired at them once they isolated her in a room.

The suspect has not been identified and there is no immediate word on why she was suspended.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say two people have been shot dead by a suspended employee inside a Kraft Foods Inc. facility in northeast Philadelphia. One person has been critically injured.

Lt. Frank Vanore says the shooter was taken into custody Thursday night inside the plant of the nation's largest food manufacturer, whose products include Oreo cookies, Philadelphia cream cheese and Oscar Mayer bacon. He says the woman had been suspended Thursday and escorted from the plant before returning in a car.

He says she walked into the building with a handgun and started shooting.

Television footage showed workers leaving the Northfield, Ill.-based company's plant, which used to be known as the Nabisco factory.


PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- Three people were shot inside a Kraft Foods Inc. facility in Philadelphia.

Police say someone opened fire inside the plant Thursday night.  So far, there are no reports that anyone was killed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer says the shooter is a woman.

It reports about 100 people were inside the plant when the shooting began and all were cleared out.

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