'As many' as 3-4 dead, up to 20 hurt in Kansas shooting: County sheriff

HESSTON, Kan. -- A county sheriff says 'as many' as 3-4 people are dead, and up to 20 hurt after a shooting in Hesston, Kansas.

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This is a breaking news update. An earlier version is below.

HESSTON, Kan. -- Authorities say they have responded to a shooting at a business that makes lawn mower products in south-central Kansas.

A Harvey County sheriff's dispatcher says the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at Excel Industries in Hesston. The dispatcher, who would not give her name, said authorities were still at the scene Thursday evening.

Hesston is a community of about 3,700 residents about 35 miles north of Wichita.

KSN-TV cameras showed a large law enforcement presence at the facility and at least one person being loaded into an ambulance.



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