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Man with rifle shoots 2 workers at Edison building, kills self

December 16, 2011 |  2:54 pm

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A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire at an Edison building in Irwindale Friday, hitting a male and female employee before apparently taking his own life.

Irwindale police did not identify either victim, and the extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

Police Chief Dennis Smith told KCAL-TV that the gunman was dead and that employees were going to be escorted out of the building.

The shooting prompted a lockdown at several schools as officials determined whether the gunman was still alive.

Edison has not confirmed the number of injuries, but law enforcement authorities said people had been transported to hospitals.

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The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. at 4910 Rivergrade Road. Employees were seen on television news walking out of the building with their arms up.

It was unclear if the gunman was an Edison employee.


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Photo: Police and emergency workers at the scene of the shooting in Irwindale. Credit: KTLA News