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Factory killer in gun suicide

THREE people have died following a shooting at a California chicken processing plant.

A man pulled a gun and opened fire at the business killing two people and wounding two others, before taking his own life, US authorities said.

Police said they did not know what prompted the attack by Lawrence Jones (42) midway through his shift at Apple Valley Farms in Fresno, although other workers reported he did not appear to be himself when he arrived at the plant for work.

Jones had an extensive criminal history dating back into the 1990s.