Kent Moore Cabinets employees react to mass shooting inside facility

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 5:46 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Kent Moore Cabinets employees said they are still shaken up after a mass shooting happened there just before 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

One person died in that shooting. Four others were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Amelia Rodriguez, a Kent Moore Cabinets employee, said she thought the gunfire was coming from a machine inside the facility. She tried to investigate the issue.

“I was painting with my coworker and I heard, I heard like ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,’” said Amelia Rodriguez, a Kent Moore employee.

Rodriguez and other employees hid inside the facility until the shooting stopped. Witnesses say the shooter was selective with his targets, shooting all male employees.

“I was hiding for like 10 minutes in a real small place and I think that we’re very lucky and blessed to be talking to you right now,” Rodriguez said.

According to an employee at the scene, about 100 people work inside the facility located on Stone City Drive. Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske confirmed the suspect in custody is an employee at the business. The victim was also an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets.

“I’m holding up,” a Kent Moore Cabinets employee named Jemarcus said. “It just kind of shocked me because I wouldn’t expect this kind of thing to go on at Kent Moore Cabinets.”

“I said ‘oh, the machine got messed up again’. So, I tried to walk to figure out which one and when I started walking, somebody grabbed me. He was like ‘no no no we need to run because there’s a shooting going on’.”

Employees said there is a gate surrounding the building and visitors must have a card to get inside. All departments inside the facility are separated.

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