SUPERIOR, Neb. — Multiple people have died after a shootout Thursday afternoon near the Agrex Elevator in Superior.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. Thursday, the Nebraska State Patrol 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.
Upon arrival, investigators located one person who had died, in addition to multiple other victims. The reported shooter was also injured. There were no outstanding suspects at the time investigators arrived on scene. The Nebraska State Patrol says there is no active threat to the public at this time.
A 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 reportedly returned to Agrex with a handgun and opened fire, striking three individuals. Cody Thomas from the State Patrol says 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 has been transported by life-flight to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. A third victim has been treated and released from the hospital in Superior. Hoskinson was transported to the hospital in Superior and was also pronounced dead.
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.