1 dead, 4 injured in Central Fresno mass shooting

FRESNO, Calif.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the shooter, 42-year-old Lawrence Jones, went to work at Valley Protein just before five Tuesday morning. Then around 8 a.m., he opened fire with a handgun, shooting four other workers. He then went outside and shot himself.

Jones is a parolee with an extensive criminal history. He is in critical condition and two male victims are also in critical condition. One 32-year-old man is dead, and another 32-year-old female victim is in serious condition.

Blackstone and Abby is closed in both directions from just north of Olive to McKinley while police investigate.

The business Valley Protein had recently been sold. They changed their name from Apple Valley Farms to Valley Protein on Monday.

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