Ford confirmed the victim was an employee at the sprawling factory, one of the homes of F-150 production, but it's not releasing their name. A Ford spokesman told Automotive News the shooter didn't work at the factory, which is now operating normally. According to Akin, police are following leads to capture the shooter.
"Our management team is cooperating with the Sheriff's department on the investigation of this isolated incident," Ford said in an official statement obtained by AN. "Law enforcement has confirmed there are no further safety concerns as the plant has been secured."
The UAW's Ford division, meanwhile, extended its condolences to the victim's family," adding that local union leaders are "working with authorities" at the 4.7-million-square-foot factory.