A Florida man went on a planned shooting spree Saturday, killing his former boss and a co-worker while injuring other previous co-workers, before fatally turning the gun on himself, reports The Associated Press on Aug. 25.
Hubert Allen Jr., 72, a former trucking company employee of Pritchett Trucking Inc., drove around to several locations in Union County in North Fla., on what appears to be a controlled shooting spree.
Killed in the attack were Allen’s former boss, 80-year-old Marvin Pritchett, and a 28-year-old employee, Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, one of Allen’s previous co-workers.
Minutes later, Allen drove to another location on the company’s property and confronted another former colleague, 66-year-old Lewis Mabrey Jr., who was operating a tractor. The two exchanged words, and Allen shot at the man with a small bore shotgun. Mabrey was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Allen then drove to the company’s headquarters in Lake Butler and shot 44-year-old David Griffis in the stomach. Griffis remains in critical condition.
Returning to his home in Lake Butler, Allen then took his own life.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of their families, and at this time our sole focus is on those impacted by today's events. Words cannot express the pain and sorrow felt by so many yet we are comforted by the memories of those lost,” the company said in a statement.
Police are investigating and interviewing witnesses. No motive has been released.