Both victims had non-life-threatening injuries after another employee fired a handgun inside the plant’s cafeteria
Two employees at a Carolina Pride meatpacking plant in Greenwood, South Carolina, were injured when another employee fired a handgun inside the plant’s cafeteria, according to police.
The Greenwood Police Department said it received a call from the plant at 9:20 p.m. on August 12. According to the police department’s Facebook page, the shooter is identified as Rodriguez Lavorsia Greene, 30, of Greenwood. As of Friday afternoon, he was still at large and wanted on two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
“An argument that began between the suspect and another employee continued into the plant cafeteria where the suspect drew a handgun and fired several times, striking two different employees,” the department said. “Both victims received gunshot wounds to their legs that were non-life threatening. The suspect fled on foot from the property before officers could arrive on scene.”
Police asked anyone who might have information on Greene’s whereabouts to call 911 or the police department at +1.864.942.8407.
Other violent crimes at poultry, pork plants
Within the past year, there have been several violent incidents at poultry and pork plants in the United States.
Among those are:
- The fatal stabbing of a man in the locker room of a Prestage Farms pork plant in Eagle Grove, Iowa. The suspect, Lukouxs Brown, was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
- The stabbing of a person at the Wayne Farms facility in Decatur, Alabama. The suspect, Detavious Sellers, was charged with second-degree assault.
- The fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a House of Raeford Farms poultry plant in Rose Hill, North Carolina. The suspect, Antwan Terrell Wright, was arrested on suspicion of the shooting in February, after more than two months on the lam.
- A fatal shooting of a man at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Camilla, Georgia. The suspect in that case, Awayan Dominic Shivers, was charged with one count of malice murder, four counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.