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Police search the building where three people were killed and two more injured in a California office complex shooting, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Irwindale police said. Calif. The suspected gunman was among the dead and is believed to have self-inflicted wounds, Baldwin Park police Capt. Michael Taylor said.
Police have identified 48-year-old Andre Turner of Norco, a SoCal Edison employee, as the suspected shooter who terrorized an office building in Irwindale Friday, killing two employees and critically wounding two others before taking his own life.
The shooting at around 1:30 p.m. Friday at Southern California Edison offices in Irwindale forced a lockdown of the large office complex and nearby schools as officers from surrounding cities and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's SWAT team responded. Besides the gunman, two are dead, and two remain in critical condition in the hospital.
"This is one of the most horrible days in our company's history," said Edison International Chairman and CEO Ted Craver. "We are deeply saddened by today's tragic events."
Turner's victims were identified as 56-year-old Henry Serrano of Walnut and 53-year-old Robert Lindsay of Chino, according to Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner's office. The two who are hospitalized — a man and a woman — are also employed by SoCal Edison, but they have not been identified.
Southern California Edison has announced it will provide funds and grief counseling to employees and family members impacted by the shooting rampage.
Investigators are still searching for a motive.
Turner had been at work in the morning, but it wasn't clear to authorities if he left and came back, a sheriff's department supervisor told the Times. The gunman methodically picked off co-workers, including some Edison supervisors, the Times reported. He asked some people to leave.
A budget meeting was held and cuts were discussed before the shooting began, KCAL reported, but police would not say if the threat of layoffs set off the attack. KCAL also reported the shooter was underwater on his house, and police later searched his Norco house and escorted the man's family away.
The building's employees primarily work in the company's Information Technology and Transmission and Distribution divisions, according to an Edison official.