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Address:Manchester, CT 06042, USA

Owner:Allison Shaw

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The Hartford Distributors shooting was a mass shooting that occurred on August 3, 2010, in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. The location of the crime was a warehouse owned by Hartford Distributors, a beer distribution company. The gunman, a former employee, shot and killed eight co-workers before turning a gun on himself.

The gunman, aged 34, was called into his place of employment for disciplinary purposes. The gunman had been recorded on surveillance video in the Hartford Distributors warehouse stealing beer on a previous occasion. He was also implicated in the theft of empty beer kegs. Hartford Distributors is a wholesale distributor of Budweiser beer products and wine. Given the options of being fired or resigning, The gunman signed the resignation papers and was being escorted out of the building. Instead of leaving, he took two Ruger SR9 semiautomatic pistols from his lunchbox and opened fire.

At the time The gunman started shooting, there were around 40 employees in the building. In just a few minutes, The gunman murdered eight co-workers and seriously injured two others. Many employees made calls to 911, with some callers identifying The gunman. Police arrived on the scene just three minutes after the first 911 call. Police entered the building ten minutes after the first 911 call. The gunman promptly hid in a locked office. As more police entered the building, The gunman called his mother and explained to her what he had done. He told her he planned on turning the gun on himself. As police closed in, The gunman called 911, saying his motive for the massacre was racism he had experienced in the workplace. He told the 911 operator that he wished he had killed more people. Soon after hanging up, he killed himself with a shot to the head.