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Old 12-16-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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3 dead, 2 wounded in California office shooting - Yahoo! News

Police officers arrive outside of the office building that houses offices of Southern California Edison after a man armed with a rifle shot two people, then shot himself in Irwindale, Calif., Friay, Dec. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) | View ph (http://news.yahoo.com/photos/police-officers-arrive-outside-office-building-houses-offices-photo-235737038.html - broken link)

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed and two more injured Friday in a California office complex shooting, police said.

The suspected gunman was among the dead, Baldwin Park police Capt. Michael Taylor said.

The people were shot around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Southern California Edison office building in Irwindale.

One of the dead was discovered inside the building. Another died en route to a hospital.

Two others have unspecified injuries and their conditions are not known.

The building was quickly locked down and dozens of people were seen streaming out with their hands raised. Two nearby schools also were locked down but no one on the campuses was hurt.

There was no immediate word on what prompted the gunfire.

Multiple media reports said the gunman was an Edison employee and his two victims were believed to be company managers. Police said they could not confirm that.

The utility's office is in a complex of buildings that also includes a business called California Lighting Sales.

Cindy Gutierrez, the controller for that company, said employees there didn't hear any shots fired and didn't realize anything was amiss until building management announced over the intercom that everyone should stay indoors.

"At that point we knew something was wrong, then 5 to 10 minutes later that's when we hear the police," she said, adding that she and her 20 colleagues have been locked in their office ever since.

"I'm fine, kind of nervous," she said.

Both of the schools ended the lockdowns about two hours after the shooting and began releasing students.

Irwindale is a small industrial city of about 1,400 residents in the San Gabriel Valley, 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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They identified the killer, as well as the victims. This is really sad.
Edison office shooting victims, killer identified - latimes.com
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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They identified the killer, as well as the victims. This is really sad.
Edison office shooting victims, killer identified - latimes.com

Alot of mass shootings happening in California lately.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Used to be that many simply hated police. Now people also don't care that they exist or even if they, along with innocent bystanders are present.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Used to be that many simply hated police. Now people also don't care that they exist or even if they, along with innocent bystanders are present.
This was a guy said to have been pissed at management and circumstances, and fired away at managers and then himself. Much like the Cupertino incident a few months before, there also is talk of racial motivations concerning the workplace.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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He had been reprimanded by a supervisor for missing an audit deadline. He had financial problems. Problems that everyone deals with at one time or another....you wonder what caused him to snap. Probe continues into Edison office shooting; employees return to work - SGVTribune.com
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