Amid Christmas lights, families mourn victims of Edison rampage
Days before Christmas the families of those shot in a gunman's rampage at a Southern California Edison building in Irwindale on Friday were in mourning.
Robert Scott Lindsay, 53, of Chino Hills and Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut were killed Friday when Andre Turner, 48, of Norco opened fire in the office with a semiautomatic handgun, then took his own life.
Lindsay and Serrano were managers in the information technology section, but authorities don't know if that had anything to do with why Turner targeted them.
At the Serrano home in Walnut, a longtime friend, Jose Mejia, politely said that the family was not ready to talk. He shared a holiday greeting card featuring a Serrano family portrait.
Family and friends showed up at the tidy, two-story home, decked in Christmas decorations. A teary-eyed young man walked out of the home and stared at the sky; moments later, a young woman hugged him, buried her head in his chest and cried.
At a news conference Saturday, Conroy said the company will donate $100,000 to a fund set up for the victims and their families, and will match employee contributions. He also said the company has provided grief counselors to employees and family members.
"Edison appreciates the outpouring of support from the community at this difficult time," he said in a statement.
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Photo: In the family portrait for his holiday greeting card, Henry Serrano is surrounded by his wife, daughters, sons and their fiancees. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times