South Carolina: Deadly workplace shooting

The coroner has released the name of the former employee who authorities say walked into an Anderson County business, started shooting and then shot himself. The shooting happened around 10:30 pm Tuesday at Frankische on AM Ellison Road, according to Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride.Authorities said two people were injured in the shooting. Deputies said one of the victims was a man who was shot in the head. They said the other victim received no life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital in a personal vehicle. The coroner said the shooter, Bruce Vandermosten Jr., 51, of Anderson, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Vandermosten was a former employee, the coroner said. There were about 30 employees at the business when the shooting happened, investigators said. They told WYFF News 4 the employees ran to a nearby business when the shots were fired. Officials said those employees were taken to a nearby church to be medically checked and interviewed by investigators.The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Pam Christopher released the following statement: “We are incredibly heartbroken to learn about the horrific incident at one of our beloved industries. To hear that one of our industry leaders suffered such a loss leaves us speechless. We are with our Anderson County community, businesses and law enforcement to support in any way we can during this time. The victims, their families, and the witnesses of this horror have our full prayers, thoughts and support.”

The coroner has released the name of the former employee who authorities say walked into an Anderson County business, started shooting and then shot himself.

The shooting happened around 10:30 pm Tuesday at Frankische on AM Ellison Road, according to Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride.

Authorities said two people were injured in the shooting. Deputies said one of the victims was a man who was shot in the head. They said the other victim received no life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital in a personal vehicle.

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The coroner said the shooter, Bruce Vandermosten Jr., 51, of Anderson, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Vandermosten was a former employee, the coroner said.

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There were about 30 employees at the business when the shooting happened, investigators said.

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They told WYFF News 4 the employees ran to a nearby business when the shots were fired.

Officials said those employees were taken to a nearby church to be medically checked and interviewed by investigators.

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Pam Christopher released the following statement:

“We are incredibly heartbroken to learn about the horrific incident at one of our beloved industries. To hear that one of our industry leaders suffered such a loss leaves us speechless. We are with our Anderson County community, businesses and law enforcement to support in any way we can during this time. The victims, their families, and the witnesses of this horror have our full prayers, thoughts and support.”

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