Law enforcement calls it an isolated incident
A shooting in the parking lot of Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, resulted in the death of one of the automaker’s employees. According to Automotive News, the fatal incident happened during a shift change shortly after 4:00 AM local time on August 11. Ford and the factory's UAW Local 249 issued a joint statement that confirmed the person worked there but didn't release the victim's name. The sheriff’s department started a homicide investigation into what happened.
“The union and management team are co-operating with the Sheriff’s department on the investigation of this isolated incident. Law enforcement has confirmed there are no further safety concerns as the plant has been secured,” the statement said. They urge anyone with tips about the shooter's identity to contact the local Sheriff’s department.
According to Automotive News, law enforcement is following new leads about who shot the Ford employee. The automaker said the perpetrator was an intruder and didn't work at the plant. The factory remained in operation for the rest of the day despite the murder.
The Kansas City Assembly Plant currently builds the Ford F-150 and Transit. According to Ford, the factory employs 7,465 people, and the site covers 1,269 acres (5.135 square kilometres).