A shooting occurred in the NHK Seating of America factory parking lot, located in Frankfort, Indiana, about 45 miles north of Indianapolis, at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday during a shift change. A woman and her granddaughter were shot dead. The male suspect, 26-year-old Gary C. Ferrell, who was an employee at the factory, fled the scene in a blue Ford and crashed his car after a high-speed pursuit and was taken into custody. He is pending charges. Frankfort police, Clinton County sheriff’s deputies, Indiana State Police and the Clinton County Coroner’s Office all were at the scene investigating or securing the scene.The sheriff had no information on a motive of the crime. No other injuries were reported.The Washington Street home of the suspect was searched.
The women killed were identified as Promise Mays, 21. and her grandmother, Pamela Sled, 62, both of nearby Rossville, Indiana, who were arriving for the beginning of their evening shifts. They and the shooter knew each other, according to authorities. The plant designs and makes seating for vehicles. The shooting prompted NHK to stop production for Wednesday. “We are shocked and saddened by these events, a nd our prayers and sympathy go out to the friends, families and co-workers of the victims,” they said in its statement.