State official: 9 dead in Connecticut shooting

Beer distributor says warehouse driver opened fire after being called in for disciplinary hearing, asked to resign

Published August 3, 2010 5:11PM (EDT)

A Connecticut official says nine people have died in a shooting at a beer distribution warehouse in Connecticut.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press only on the condition of anonymity about the shootings Tuesday morning in Manchester, about 10 miles east of Hartford.

A company executive says a warehouse driver who was asked to resign his job refused, then opened fire.

Brett Hollander of Hartford Distributors says 50 to 70 people were inside during a shift change when shootings happened.

John Hollis of the Connecticut Teamsters is with company officials at the scene of the shooting. He says the driver had worked at the distributor for a couple of years and been called in for a disciplinary hearing.


Associated Press writer Susan Haigh in Hartford, Conn., contributed to this report.

By Stephen Singer

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