Posted on August 3, 2010

9 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Beer Distributor

FoxNews, August 3, 2010

A company executive says a warehouse worker who had been called in to resign opened fire at a beer distributor in Connecticut and at least three people were shot.

A Connecticut official says nine people have died and two were wounded in a shooting at a beer distribution warehouse in Connecticut, Fox News has learned.

Police sources identified the gunman as Omar S. Thornton, whose body was found inside the warehouse where the shooting took place, San Antonio said.

The two wounded individuals were transported the Hartford Hospital are expected to survive, police say.

FOX61 in Hartford is reporting that the shooting may have been racially motivated, and that Thornton reportedly told his girlfriend that he had been discriminated against, and that a supervisor did nothing.


Thorton was described by John Hollis, a Teamsters Union official, as a recent hire who worked as a driver. Hollis told the Courant that “the union was bringing him in to meet with the company to remedy” a “disciplinary problem.”