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Two dead, one injured after workplace shooting

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 9:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 4:28pm

Two people are dead and one person is injured after police say an ex-employee went on a shooting spree.

It happened just before 2:00 p.m.on  Wednesday, December 23 at Grady Crawford Construction on Greenwell Springs Road.

Police say Richard Matthews, 53,  from Slaughter killed two secretaries and injured a dispatched.

They went onto say that Matthews left the building, reloaded, and went back inside.

Four workers at the plant were able to wrestle Matthews to the ground before he could keep firing.

He's in the East Baton Rouge prison facing 2 counts of First-Degree Murder and 2 counts of Attempted Murder.