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Bullied Black worker turns mass shooter

Cedric Ford (Photo Credit: Facebook/@Cedric Ford)

Cedric Ford (Photo credit: Facebook/@Cedric Ford)

It is uncommon to hear of Blacks committing acts of mass shootings at workplaces. That changed when Cedric Ford, 38, a father of two, killed three people and injured another 14 in a tragic display of workplace violence. The incident occurred on Thursday at the Excel Industries, a manufacturer of lawn mowers. According to police, Ford clocked into his shift as normal as a painter in the plant located in Hesston, Kansas. He left the plant hours later and returned with a high-powered rifle and handgun.

Cedric Ford (Photo Credit: Facebook/@Cedric Ford)

Cedric Ford (Photo credit: Facebook/@Cedric Ford)

Witnesses have stated that Ford pulled into the parking lot in a red van and shot a person before he ran into the building. He went to at least four areas in the building and started shooting. Descriptions of Ford vary as a person who was struggling with mental issues to others stating he was a nice guy who started the day normally. One worker at the plant stated that Ford was known to have some mental health issues and was being teased by some people at the plant.

Ford’s rampage started when he carjacked and shot a man, stealing the vehicle he used during the shooting. Witnesses at the plant have stated that Ford rushed into the production area and opened fire on workers, creating chaos as people ran for their lives. Among the 14 shot, 10 have critical injuries and are being treated at a local hospital.

“Gunfire was exchanged and law enforcement shot and killed the shooter. The shooter was actively firing at any target. This is a horrible situation — just terrible, terrible. There are a lot of shot victims. This is just a horrible incident that happened here,” said Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton.

Police have not released an official motive for the shooting but the community is shocked. Ford moved to Kansas from Broward County, Florida, to start a new life after several encounters with law enforcement. He had previous convictions for burglary, grand theft and prowling while in Florida.



5 Comments

  1. cupcake333 on February 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

    it the chemicas in the fast food we eat, i bet this man , aswell as other mass
    shooters ate mostly fast food .,from child hood til death, if our food dont kill us
    with cancer , diabete, autsm, tumors, high blood , it will get us with mental illness,
    all mental illness ,is not long term or forseen coming .. it could be just one day
    there are people its clear thier mentaly unjust we know who they are ,usually in the family
    but we need to know co worker, the person, cooking for you in restaurant could be
    crazy… .remember the tylenol killing….some seemingly nice perspn could be tossing your
    salad with poison….. these peoplle are lethal.. n crazy isnot explaing who they ar
    our food is loaded with chemical that found in wall paint n pesticide,goverment knew
    that parmsian cheeese .had wood mix in it ..FDA ..DONT GIVE A SHIT..the dont even read your complain because killing you is a goal..

    • David on February 26, 2016 at 11:44 am

      First of all Cupcake, can u please learn to spell better. Second, so now it’s a government conspiracy causing all the mass shootings. Really ? Or maybee it’s a combo conspiracy between big gov. and fast food co’s. I think I’ll blame fast food & government next time I get a speeding ticket. U know, yes officer, that chili dog I ate yesterday caused my minor road rage, and that’s why I was goin 70 in a 45.

      • guest on February 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        Lol just about every smart phone and computer has spell check yet she consistently comes on here making up words! I can understand a typo or two but jeesh!

  2. cupcake333 on February 26, 2016 at 10:59 am

    eat organic because they dont want you too know what sprayed onfood for the fear
    grocery stores would expired close,, theyhave started to label food as orgaic that
    isnot at all….. tricking us to get us to eate it ..look for the green organic seal

  3. Jason on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Not sure who would bully this guy, but mental illness is the elephant in the room for black males. He killed multiple people, and he left his children fatherless. May his family and those he affected find peace in their time of mourning.