Kansas shooting rampage victims include ‘loving, kind’ dad

HESSTON, Kan. – A 31-year-old man killed during a shooting rampage at a Kansas factory is being remembered as an engaged car lover, avid fisherman and a devoted father.

Josh Higbee was killed Thursday at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston, where he was a welder. The gunman also killed two other employees before he was killed by police.

Higbee’s sister-in-law, LaShonda Hinson, tells the Wichita Eagle Higbee “was taught to be a very loving, kind man,” and that he adored his 4-year-old son.

His brother, Nathaniel Hinson, said Higbee was always known as a “Mr. Fix-It.” The newspaper says Higbee was adopted into the Hinson family at age 2.

The others killed were 44-year-old Brian Sadowsky, of Newton, and 30-year-old Renee Benjamin, whose hometown was unavailable.

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