MANCHESTER, Connecticut — A warehouse driver who was asked to resign his
job at a beer distributor went on a shooting rampage Tuesday morning
that left nine people dead, including himself, and others wounded,
company and state officials said.
The number of dead was confirmed by a Connecticut government official
who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated
Press on the condition of anonymity.
Authorities were notifying victims' relatives before confirming the
number of deaths, state police Lt. J. Paul Vance said.
The driver had worked at the distributor for a couple of years and been
called in for a disciplinary hearing, said John Hollis of the
Connecticut Teamsters labor union, who was with company officials at the
scene of the shooting.
Hollis would not say why the driver was being disciplined.