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2 people killed in workplace shooting in Albertville

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:54 AM CDT
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ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Two people were killed and two people were injured in a shooting at the Mueller Co. facility in Albertville Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at Mueller located at 956 Industrial Blvd. in Albertville.

Officers said for an unknown reason an employee of the industry began firing a weapon at fellow employees. During the shooting, two employees were killed and two more were injured.

David Lee Horton and Michael Lee Dobbins, both of Boaz, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Casey Sampson and Isaac Byrd, both of Albertville, were injured in the shooting and transported to Marshall Medical Center South. Sampson and Byrd were later transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for further treatment.

Officers said the shots were fired by employee Andreas Horton, age 34 of DeKalb County.

Albertville Police say Horton left the scene in a Jeep following the shooting.

Albertville Police confirmed Horton was found dead in a vehicle just before 6:00 a.m. this morning in the area of Carlisle Street in Guntersville. He died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Prepared statement from Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith
Prepared statement from Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith(APD)
Statement from the Albertville Mayor
Statement from the Albertville Mayor(APD)

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