UPDATE: Ohio State U. Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Wounded

A custodial employee at Ohio State University (OSU), suspected of shooting two co-workers in the university’s maintenance building March 9, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting was first reported at 3:30 a.m. University Police said the suspect, Nathaniel Brown, 51, had recently received a poor performance evaluation and was due to be terminated March 13. At the time of the shooting, he was carrying two guns.

OSU officials said that a background check conducted on Brown by a vendor didn’t indicate he had served time in prison in the 1970s and 1980s for receiving stolen property. Brown also did not reveal on his job application that he had a criminal past.

In a news conference, a university official said the institution conducts background checks on all new hires, but they will review their current employee-screening practices.

The Chicago Tribune also reports that Brown’s house was facing foreclosure.

Building Services Manager Larry Wallington, 48, died at the scene. The other victim, 60-year-old Henry Butler, operations shift leader, was scheduled to be released from the OSU Medical Center on March 10.

Police arrived two minutes after the shooting, according to the New York Times.

No students were injured during the incident. Additionally, school officials sent an emergency alert to more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff at 4:07 a.m. Classes were held as scheduled.

More than a half dozen employees were present at the OSU Maintenance Stadium when the incident took place.

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