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Video: St. Louis Police Chief discusses latest on case

Video: Police release name of ABB Power shooter, three victims

  • Timothy Hendron
  • Carlton Carter was shot and killed outside the ABB Power building.
    

KSDK -- St. Louis police released the names of the three victims killed Thursday in the ABB Power shooting and confirmed the suspect's identity.

Police said Timothy Hendron shot Carlton Carter, 57, of St. Louis in the head. He was found outside the building. Terry Mabry, 55, of Moscow Mills, was shot in the leg and head and was found outside the building. Cory Wilson, 27, was shot in the shoulder and in the head and was found inside the building. The three victims died at the scene.

Five other people who were injured during the shooting were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Police said a 55-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were listed in critical condition. A 56-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were listed in fair condition. A 52-year-old man was released.

All the victims were employees of ABB.

Police said Hendron, of Webster Groves, shot himself underneath the chin and died at the scene.

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom said three weapons were recovered from the scene. They included an assault rifle, shotgun and handgun. He said his officers fired no shots during the ordeal. He thanked a quick response by police for possibly preventing more shootings.

ABB executives were working with police to give them all the information they can on the alleged shooter and his status at the company. Chief Isom said the facility will remain closed until the investigation is complete.

Police said 40 to 50 people were on the complex when the shooting started. Some of them fled to the roof to escape the shooting. Around 200 people are employed there.

Click here for photos of the scene

The ABB Group released a new statement Friday morning about the shooting:

"The tragic events that took place yesterday at ABB's St. Louis facility came as a shock to everyone in the ABB family. Today we mourn the loss of three of our colleagues. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of Terry Mabry, Cory Wilson and Carlton Carter. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the five other employees who were wounded in the attack.

The St. Louis plant will remain closed for the time being while the police complete their investigation. ABB's main focus now is on the well being of our employees. Counseling is being provided today for all of our St. Louis employees and their families, and we have set up a hotline for employees to call for updates and information. We continue to support local authorities in the investigation and are monitoring the situation closely."



Swiss-based ABB Group makes power transmission and industrial automation equipment. The company manufactures transformers in St. Louis.

Do you work in the facility?  Are you related to anyone who was inside when the shooting happened?  E-mail us at  newstips@ksdk.com.

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