NSP investigating shooting in Superior, fired worker and two others dead

NSP investigating shooting in Superior, fired worker and two others dead
October 21st, 2021 | Nebraska State Patrol

Tweet from Gov. Pete Ricketts follows this story:

Superior, Neb. — (Updated Friday morning) — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Superior Thursday afternoon. There is no active threat to the public at this time.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. Thursday, NSP was dispatched to assist the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office and Superior Police Department with response to an active shooter incident at the Agrex Elevator in Superior. The Superior and Nelson Fire Departments also responded to the scene. The facility is located at 1401 E. 3rd Street in Superior.

Upon arrival, investigators located one deceased individual and multiple other victims. The reported shooter was also injured. There were no outstanding suspects at the time investigators arrived on scene.

Preliminary investigation has identified the shooter as Max Hoskinson, 61, of Superior. Hoskinson’s employment with Agrex had been terminated earlier in the day.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., Hoskinson returned to Agrex with a handgun and opened fire, striking three individuals. An employee then retrieved a shotgun from an office and returned fire, striking Hoskinson.

One of the victims shot by Hoskinson was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another was transported by life-flight to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln, where he died Thursday night. The third victim was treated and released from the hospital in Superior. Hoskinson was transported to the hospital in Superior, where he was pronounced deceased.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating, with assistance from the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office, Superior Police Department, and Nuckolls County Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing. Further information will be released when possible.

Tweet from Gov. Pete Ricketts:

Gov. Pete Ricketts@GovRicketts “The news of the attack on Agrex Elevator in Superior is shocking and devastating. Susanne and I are praying for the victims of the attack. The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.”

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