Three Shot Near Tennessee Auto Parts Plant

By Reuters
April 11, 2017 Updated: April 11, 2017

Three people were shot, one fatally, in the parking lot of an auto parts manufacturing plant in northern Tennessee on Tuesday morning in what police said appeared to be a domestic violence incident.

The shooting took place outside the plant run by Ficosa International SA, a Spanish auto parts manufacturer, at around 10:30 a.m. local time in Cookeville, Tennessee, the Cookeville Police Department said on Twitter.

Three people were injured and one died, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said in a tweet, noting that the scene was secure just after noon and there was no danger to the community.

One male and one female were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Another female was killed, police said in a statement. The department is investigating the shooting as an “isolated domestic violence incident,” it said.

Cookeville, a town of about 30,0000, is located around 80 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee.

Ficosa officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Japan’s Panasonic Corp said in March that it had agreed to become a majority owner of Ficosa as part of its push into the automotive industry.