MISSOURI CITY, Texas – A woman died at the hospital Monday after she killed one person and injured another during a shooting at a Missouri City warehouse, police said.
The shooting was reported just after 2 a.m. at the Ben E. Keith Foods distribution center on Cravens Road near South Gessner Road.
Missouri City police said that a woman, identified as Kristine Peralez, who worked at the warehouse, opened fire inside and shot two of her fellow employees. One of those people, who police identified as Francisco Reyes, the overnight manager at the warehouse, died at the scene. The other, who police identified as Fedencio Janas, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.
Police said that when officers arrived at the scene, the shooter was in the parking lot. There was an exchange of gunfire, but it is unclear if she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or by gunfire from officers, police said.
Peralez posted a video to Facebook Live right before the shooting where she appeared to apologize.
"This is your fault. I'm sorry. For everything. I didn't want it to end like this," Peralez said in the video.
She also said she had been pushed too hard for too long. Peralez's father-in-law, Tido Peralez, confirmed the person in the video was Peralez. She also said in the video, "Tell my grandmother I love her. And I'm not crazy."
In a message posted to Facebook not long before the shooting, Peralez said her life was threatened 12 years ago. She said she was left with two options.
Police said there were about 20 people working in the warehouse at the time of the shooting.
"In fact, quite a few of the employees spoke with the shooter quite a bit during the day, today," said Missouri City police Chief Mike Berezin.
It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, but Berezin said Peralez may have posted her motive on social media before her rampage.
"I don’t know what triggered it to happen," Tido Peralez said. "What I’m afraid of is -- the things that happened to their families -- these people’s families. They’re just as devastated as I am. Of course, they’re even more devastated because their loved ones is gone."
"I think (the post) may have spelled that out for us all, but until we have an opportunity to review that -- it's too early in the investigation," Berezin said.
A spokesman for the company called the shooting a "tragic situation," and said company leaders have been in contact with their employees.