Ohio State Univ. Worker Shoots 2, Kills Self Inside Campus Building


UPDATED: Wednesday March 10, 2010 6:21 AM

A disgruntled Ohio State custodial worker shot two employees at work on Tuesday morning -- killing one of them -- before killing himself, police said.

The shooting took place at about 3:30 a.m. at the OSU Maintenance Building, located at 2000 Tuttle Park Place, just east of Ohio Stadium.

According to police, Nathaniel Brown came into work dressed in dark clothes and was carrying a backpack when he entered an office suite and opened fire.

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Brown, 51, then turned the gun on himself, police said.

Larry Wallington, 48, building services manager, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Henry Butler, 60, operations shift leader, was hospitalized at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  The hospital did not immediately release Butler's condition but police said that he was stable.

University administrators said that at least six employees were working inside the building at the time of the shootings.  The employees and other coworkers were offered grief counseling, according to the university.

Brown was hired by the university in October, administrators said.

No students were injured.  The university decided to hold classes as scheduled.

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