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1 Dead, 4 Hurt in Plant Shooting

February 5, 2001

MELROSE PARK, Ill. (AP) _ Gunfire broke out at a Navistar engine plant Monday morning, and five people were killed, authorities said.

No details were immediately available about the victims at the suburban Chicago plant.

Martin Reutimann, a 24-year-old engineer at the plant, said he was sitting at his desk at about 10 a.m. when the shooting erupted.

``I heard somebody yell ’There’s a guy in the center aisle with a gun!‴ The aisle is a long hallway where engines are tested, he said.

Reutimann said he didn’t believe it at first, then saw people running past him. He grabbed his coat and cellular phone and said he heard gunshots as he dialed 911.

Five people died in the gunfire, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

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