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Irwindale shooting: Edison to reopen offices where gunman attacked

December 20, 2011 |  8:30 am

Edison shooting
Southern California Edison planned to reopen its Irwindale offices to workers Tuesday, four days after an employee opened fire inside, killing two co-workers and wounding two others before fatally shooting himself.

A company spokeswoman said grief counselors would be available to the 1,050 employees who work at the complex on Rivergrade Road.

"This is their first day back. Obviously it's very difficult," said Edison spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady.

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Parts of the building where the shooting took place will remain closed as the investigation continues.

The company has added security in the wake of the shooting, McGrady said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives said gunman Andre Turner, 48, of Norco, who worked in the information technology department, had been reprimanded for missing an audit deadline.

It was unclear when he was reprimanded and who did it.

Detectives said Turner killed two managers, Henry Serrano, of Walnut, and Robert Lindsay, of Chino, during a rampage at the offices where all three worked. Turner wounded two others in the attack.

According to a law enforcement source, Turner exhibited no unusual behavior Friday morning, and initially people were not even aware of the event unfolding.

Angela Alvarez, 46, one of Turner’s supervisors, remained hospitalized Tuesday; Abhay Pimpale, an independent contractor working for Edison, had been released.


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Photo: Southern California Edison workers leave the Irwindale building Friday after shooting rampage. Credit: KTLA-TV.