Oct 22, 2021 11:00 PM

Kan. woman among victims in Nebraska grain elevator killing

Posted Oct 22, 2021 11:00 PM
The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the Agrex Elevator in Superior.Photo courtesy KSNB TV
The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the Agrex Elevator in Superior.Photo courtesy KSNB TV

SUPERIOR  — The Nebraska State Patrol identified the two victims who were killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon at Agrex Inc. in Superior, Nebraska, according to media release. Those deceased victims are identified as:

Sandra Nelson, 60, of Formoso, Kansas

Darin Koepke, 53, of Hadar, Nebraska

Sandra Nelson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident in Superior. Darin Koepke was flown to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln where he was later pronounced deceased.

A third victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the hospital in Superior and released Thursday afternoon. After the shooting began, an Agrex employee retrieved a shotgun from an office and returning fire, striking the suspect. The suspect has been identified as Max Hoskinson, 61, of Superior. Hoskinson was pronounced deceased at the hospital in Superior.

In consultation with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and the Nuckolls County Attorney’s Office, no charges are anticipated in relation to the employee who returned fire in protection of himself and other innocent parties present at the time of the incident.

The names of other individuals involved in this incident are being withheld at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

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SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — A man who had been fired from a grain elevator in Nebraska on Thursday returned with a gun and shot three people, killing one, before he was shot and killed by another employee, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

The patrol said the shooting occurred at the Agrex Elevator in Superior, a town in southeast Nebraska near the Kansas border.

A preliminary investigation showed that Max Hoskinson, 61, of Superior, was fired from the grain elevator on Thursday. He returned around 2 p.m. with a handgun and shot three people, the patrol said.

Another employee retrieved a shotgun from an office and shot Hoskinson, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the patrol.

One of the victims shot by Hoskinson died at the scene. Another was flown to a hospital in Lincoln with injuries considered life-threatening. The third person was treated and released at a hospital in Superior.

Police have not released names of the victims.

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