At about 2:30 a.m. June 15, an employee at the Mueller plant in Albertville shot and killed two co-workers, and seriously injured two other employees.
• David Lee Horton, of Boaz, was fatally wounded. He had joined Mueller in 2016, and was a foundry helper.
• Michael “Lee” Dobbins, of Boaz, was fatally wounded. He joined Mueller in November 2020 as a foundry utility painter.
• Casey Sampson, of Albertville, was seriously injured and is receiving continued treatment for the injuries sustained. He joined Mueller in 2018, and is a foundry helper. • Isaac Byrd, of Albertville, was seriously injured and is receiving continued treatment for the injuries sustained. He had been employed since February 2021, as a foundry painter.
According to the National Compassion Fund website, the attack lasted about three hours, but its impact will be felt far into the future. Several people were emotionally injured, the site said, many of them employees who've lived in the community for decades.
Andreas Horton, 34, of DeKalb County, was identified by police as the offender. He was found dead near a Guntersville cemetery without hours of the shooting at the plant. Police said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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This article originally appeared on The Gadsden Times: Workplace shooting: What happened at the Albertville Mueller plant