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Sheriff: Multiple deaths, injuries in Kansas attacks

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The Latest on the attacks in south-central Kansas including at a business in Hesston (all times local):
    
7:15 p.m.
    
A sheriff in south-central Kansas says authorities "don't have a lot of answers" in connection to a series of attacks that included a shooting at a business in Hesston.
    
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton spoke during a news conference Thursday evening, calling the shooting earlier in the day at Excel Industries "just a horrible incident." Walton says, "There's going to be a lot of sad people before this is over."
    
He says the sheriff's office is investigating the attacks along with the FBI and Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
    
Walton says it's possible "as many" as three to four people are dead, including a suspect. He says the suspect was an Excel employee and was shot and killed.
    
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6:45 p.m.
    
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton says it's possible "as many" as three to four people are dead, including a suspect, and up to 20 people may be injured after a series of attacks in Hesston, Kansas.
    
Walton said at a news conference Thursday evening that there are "a number of crime scenes involved," including the Excel Industries plant where dispatchers earlier said they were responding to a shooting.
    
Walton says the suspect was an Excel employee. He says the suspect was shot and killed.
    
Walton says the scene at Excel Industries has been secured.
    
 

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say they have responded to a shooting at a business that makes lawn mower products in south-central Kansas.
    
A Harvey County sheriff's dispatcher says the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at Excel Industries in Hesston. The dispatcher, who would not give her name, said authorities were still at the scene Thursday evening.
    
Hesston is a community of about 3,700 residents about 35 miles north of Wichita.
    
KSN-TV cameras showed a large law enforcement presence at the facility and at least one person being loaded into an ambulance.

This is a developing story, we'll update as we learn more.

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