Gunman Rampage In Harvey County

Shock, horror and chaos. Those are the words that employees at Excel Industries are using to describe one of their own coworkers walking into the building and gunning down people like they were toy soldiers. By the time an heroic Hesston Police officer stormed into the building and opened fire on Cedrick Ford, the man had left a path of carnage from Newton to the Excell Industries Plant in Hesston. We still don’t have an exact number of the dead, but sheriff T. Walton said late last night that he believes 4-to-7 people were killed by Ford. All of them were inside the Excel Plant. As many as 14 others were wounded.

Meanwhile, the plant will remain closed today. The governor has ordered flags to fly at half staff in memory of the victims.

Authorities have ended a standoff at Ford’s trailer home in Newton. It was believed Ford’s roommate was holed up inside the home, but by 11pm last night, a SWAT Team determined there was, in fact, nobody there.