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Edison shooting: Gunman was employee, source says

December 16, 2011 |  3:28 pm

Click here to see more photos.The gunman who shot two people at a Southern California Edison office was an employee, according to a source.

The man shot a male and female employee before killing himself, police say.

Authorities have not identified the attacker or suggested a motive.

PHOTOS: Gunman shoots 2 at SoCal Edison office in Irwindale

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the gunman worked as a systems analyst.

At a news conference, police said employees at the sprawling office complex were being let out of their offices but would be interviewed for several hours.

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

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


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Photo: Police outside an Irwindale building where a gunman shot several people before killing himself. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5