Boss Returns Fire in West Campus Construction-Site Shootout
This could have been a big workplace shooting. The admittedly very unlikely thing actually happened. A guy at work with a gun stopped a fired ex employee from killing him and likely enough others as well. It’s pretty weird to me a construction guy would want to carry at work. But there is no word of prior threats or why this man chose to get permission and do so.
Please don’t anyone take this as encouragement to take a gun to work. Or that I encourage that. This could easily have gone worse for everyone.
AUSTIN (KXAN) -
By Patrick TolbertUpdated: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:56 amPublished: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:57 am
Two people were hurt in a shootout just before noon at a West Campus area construction site near the intersection of Rio Grande Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Austin police are not yet releasing the names of the two men involved but said the suspect was recently fired from the construction site and returned with a gun. He opened fire on the site’s foreman, who drew his own gun and returned fire — hitting the suspect.
Police say the foreman has a Concealed Handgun License and was allowed to have the gun with him at work. Police say the suspect had recently returned to the site and had been threatening the foreman, so a police report was filed.
HT Guns Save Lives Dot Net /self defense