NEWS: Homicide In Conneticut Leaves 9 Dead

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(CNN) — Nine people died in a mass shooting Tuesday at a workplace in Manchester, Connecticut, according to a police official close to the investigation.

That number includes the shooter. He died at the scene of a gunshot wound, Manchester police Lt. Joe San Antonio said. Police had not fired at him, he added.

The suspect was Omar Thornton, said Sgt. Sandy Ficara of the Manchester Police.

The shooting happened at Hartford Distributors, a beer distributor close to the communities of South Windsor and Manchester, a South Windsor dispatcher said.

Three people were rushed to Hartford Hospital, and one of them later died, a doctor told reporters.

Police declined to say how many people were wounded.

Police in the community of South Windsor were assisting Manchester police in handling the incident, authorities said.

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