GADSDEN, Alabama — Two people died and two were wounded after an employee at a water distribution plant in Albertville opened fire on coworkers early Tuesday, police say.

The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was later found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Albertville police chief Jamie Smith.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at Mueller Co., Smith said. 

Albertville, located in northern Alabama, is the largest city in Marshall County and is 62 miles northeast from Birmingham. More than 400 people work at the plant, giving the city its nickname of “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World.”

The two injured people were taken a hospital, Smith said. Names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family.

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