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Police: Fired Agrex Elevator Worker Shoots 3, Killing 1
Ohio Ag Connection - 10/22/2021

According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), it is investigating a shooting that took place at a workplace in Superior on Thursday afternoon.

The NSP said: At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, NSP was dispatched to assist the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office and Superior Police Department with response to an active shooter incident at the Agrex Elevator in Superior. The Superior and Nelson Fire Departments also responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, investigators located one deceased individual and multiple other victims. The reported shooter was also injured.

Preliminary investigation has identified the shooter as Max Hoskinson, 61, of Superior. Hoskinson's employment with Agrex had been terminated earlier in the day.

Shortly before 2 p.m., Hoskinson returned to Agrex with a handgun and opened fire, striking three individuals. An employee then retrieved a shotgun from an office and returned fire, striking Hoskinson.

One of the victims shot by Hoskinson was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was transported by flight to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. The third victim has been treated and released from the hospital in Superior. Hoskinson was transported to the hospital in Superior and was pronounced dead.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating, with assistance from the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office, Superior Police Department, and Nuckolls County Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing. Further information will be released when possible.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said, "The news of the attack on Agrex Elevator in Superior is shocking and devastating. Susanne and I are praying for the victims of the attack. The Nebraska State Patrol is leading the investigation."

Agrex is one of several grain grain marketing facilities and trading offices, owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation, operating in Superior and Enola, Neb.; Medaryville and Peru, Ind.; Bowling Green and Columbus Grove, Ohio; Montgomery and Mobile, Ala; Atlanta, Ga.; Moses Lake, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Franklin, Tenn. Its U.S. corporate office is in Overland Park, Kan.

Its affiliates and joint ventures include TriGen Ag Partners LLC in Max, Plaza, Makoti and Ryder, N.D.; AC Grain, Dana, Ind.; Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC, Tripp, S.D. Tronson Grain LLC in Doyon and Tolna, N.D.; Pacificor LLC in Kalama, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. Sesaco Corporation; Agrex Do Brasil; TH Foods, Inc.; and Indiana Packers Corporation.


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