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Female worker hurt in shooting at Lafayette Subaru plant; suspect found dead

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — A woman was shot and injured Monday afternoon at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette where she worked, police say.

A male employee who was in a relationship with the female at one point is believed to be the shooting suspect, said Lt. Justin Hartman of Lafayette Police Department.

The male is believed to have committed suicide in a different area of the property where authorities found him, Hartman says.

A Subaru spokesman says the all-clear was given by late Monday afternoon, and the second shift was canceled.

Production was affected for a short time. Hartman said, “Parts of the plant shut down and other parts, I think, they were trying to evacuate people, but once we located the suspect, I think they returned to normal operations.”

The plant is located near I-65 off State Road 38. That’s on the southeast side of the city. The plant produces Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback models.

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