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ABB plant reopens

An ambulance waits outside the ABB plant in north St. Louis after the Jan. 7 shooting. (photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

By Matt Sepic, St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – A St. Louis electrical equipment plant reopened today, a week after a disgruntled worker went on a shooting rampage and killed three fellow employees before turning the gun on himself.

ABB spokesman Bob Fesmire said today will be devoted to counseling sessions, not production.

"We moved from the shock phase [to] the grieving process," Fesmire said. "And you could say today is the first day of the recovery process, and we'll take it as it comes. Everybody's got to be there for each other."

Fesmire said counselors will remain at the plant as long as they're needed.

Police say the gunman, Timothy Hendron, fired hundreds of rounds, but Fesmire said all the direct damage from the bullets has been repaired.

On Wednesday the last of the victims was laid to rest. Mourners filled a Richmond Heights church for the funeral of 57-year-old Carlton Carter.

Police say after Carter was killed, someone burglarized his home and took several items including a checkbook.


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