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Man shot estranged wife, friend at Monticello plant

Police move body one victims van following shooting parking lot Jordan Manufacturing Tuesday Aug. 5 2014 Monticello Ind. A northern

Police move the body of one of the victims to a van following a shooting in the parking lot of Jordan Manufacturing, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Monticello, Ind. A northern Indiana sheriff says three people are dead following a shooting outside a furniture plant. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)

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MONTICELLO (AP) — The White County sheriff says one of three people fatally shot in a furniture plant parking lot ambushed his estranged wife and her friend and co-worker as they returned from a break.

White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer said Wednesday that 42-year-old Israel Rogel of Wolcott was lying in wait outside Jordan Manufacturing Co. in Monticello for 43-year-old Delia Gonzalez of Monon, who Shafer described as Rogel’s “soon-to-be ex-wife.”

Shafer says that when she and 42-year-old Augustin Oliver of Logansport returned from a break about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rogel approached their car and shot Oliver multiple times in the head, then shot Gonzalez in the head and chest before shooting himself in the head.

Shafer says Rogel went to the plant looking for Gonzalez and waited for her return.



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