Shooting at GM Plant in Flint, Michigan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

General Motors Flint Shooting


A gunman terrified the workers at the General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan, according to WXYZ reporter Rob Herman. The shooting happened early on the morning of March 18.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. The Shooter Committed Suicide in the Plant

A gunman entered the plant, began shooting randomly, and then took his own life. ABC Flint reports the act was not considered an “active shooting.”

2. There Were No Other Victims

Nobody else was hurt in the shooting. The gunman is not reported to have targeted any of the employees of the plant. GM Spokesman Tom Wickham told MLive that it “is premature to provide any details at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation.” Wickman’s full statement read:

General Motors and Flint Police are investigating a medical situation at Flint Assembly early Tuesday afternoon. It is premature to provide any details at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation. I will do my best to provide updates through the afternoon.

3. The Shooter Worked at the Plant

The gunman is reported to have been an employee of GM.

4. Workers Fled the Plant

The plant was not evacuated, reports WNEM, contrary to earlier reports. GM have said that they do not know when work will recommence and that grief counselors will be provided to distraught staff. Second shift workers are advised not to go to work.

5. The Suicide Happened at an Assembly Plant

The assembly plant in question is located at 3100 Vanslyke Road in Flint. There are 2,950 people employed at the factory. The director of the plant is Amy Farmer.

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