Summary: Ex-con Hastings Arthur Wise, 43, opened fire at the R.E. Phelon Company in retaliation for being fired after an argument with a supervisor. He attempted suicide by ingesting insecticide, failed, and was executed by the state of South Carolina eight years later.
Weapon: One semiautomatic handgun
Age of Shooter: 43
Mental Health Details: No
Sources: http://www.vpc.org/studies/wgun970915.htm; http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/18/met_214833.shtml
mental Health Sources: http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/18/met_214833.shtml