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Gunman Kills Two Others, Himself In Union County

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Updated, Aug. 27: A third victim has died in the shooting.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Lake Butler says a longtime employee of Pritchett Trucking Company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others.

Original story, Aug. 24: Union County investigators said Hubert Allen Jr. drove to several locations Saturday morning and shot the four men. Three of them were Allen’s former co-workers at Pritchett Trucking Incorporated, and the fourth was company owner Marvin Pritchett.

The sheriff’s office said Allen shot Pritchett and Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, killing both men.

One of the wounded men was in critical condition and the other was in good condition at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

The sheriff’s office said Allen, 72, returned to his home in Lake Butler and killed himself.

“We ask that you pray for all of the families involved. This is a tragic impact on our community and we will update you as more information is available,” Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead wrote in a statement.

Investigators had not yet determined a motive Saturday.

The IRS filed a tax lien against Allen in 1992, according to court records, for unpaid taxes totaling $12,022.72. Allen was released from the lien in 1995.

Allen married Nettie Pearl in 1998 in Lake Butler, though Pearl died in 2001, according to public records.

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