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Two workers killed at Wisconsin distribution warehouse, union says; suspect dead, police say

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A Wisconsin State Patrol vehicle blocks an entrance to a Roundy's distribution center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where two employees were killed Tuesday night.

MILWAUKEE – Two people were found dead at a Wisconsin distribution center and a possible suspect died after a police pursuit, police said Wednesday.

Roundy’s distribution warehouse in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, was on lockdown Wednesday morning, though a city official said the area is now safe and secure.

A union representing employees at the warehouse said the two people found dead were workers.

The suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police chase and crash, authorities said.

Thomas Bennett, the secretary-treasurer for the General Teamsters Local Union No. 200, said the two workers had worked at the warehouse for at least 20 years. 

A Roundy's distribution center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where two employees were killed Tuesday night.

Bennett said he gathered the information after speaking with other union members and stewards. He said he was unaware of other injuries.

“It’s tragic,” he said. “The membership is taking it very hard. Not everybody (at the warehouse) knows everybody, but these individuals are known because they are long-term employees.”

Officers were first called to Roundy’s distribution warehouse at 10:32 p.m. local time Tuesday for a possible industrial accident, according to a news release.



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