LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lawrence Jones, the Apple Valley Farms shooter in Fresno today, killed one fellow employee before taking his own life. Lawrence Jones shot four other employees in the mass shooting today November 6, 2012 at Fresno’s Apple Valley Farms. Jones then took his own life.
Police told news at 10 am PST today that Apple Valley Farms erupted into a sea of violence shortly after 8 am local time. Lawrence Jones, 42, was an employee at the plan. For reasons still unknown, at 8:30 am, Jones began shooting. Witness Jesus Davila tells Guardian news that “a meat factory told him that the gunman had just recently let out of jail.” No Facebook nor Twitter account has yet to be identified for Lawrence Jones
Police claim that Jones first shot a 32 year old male employees in the head. That employee, not yet identified, died at the scene. Then Jones allegedly shot two other males. They were transported to a local area hospital. Officials confirm to news that both are still in critical condition. When officers responded to the scene, they found Jones dead. He committed suicide with a single gunshot to the head.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dryer tells news that he still has no motive for the shooting. He confirms that the all the shootings were inside the business and the suicide was committed outside. He also told news that all of Jones’ victims were Hispanic.
Jones reportedly clocked into work at 4:58 and proceeded to do his shift for several hours before the violence erupted. Dryer tells news “did not appear to be himself when he came to work.” He added “We’re still trying to determine what provoked these actions.”