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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 – Three Southern California Edison (SCE) employees were killed when an employee opened fire at an SCE facility in Irwindale today. Two other employees were injured. The gunman, also an employee, died at the scene.
“This is one of the most horrible days in our company’s history,” said Ted Craver, CEO of Edison International, parent company of SCE. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the employees.”
The shootings took place at Rivergrade Building 3 in Irwindale, which houses employees who primarily work in Information Technology and the Transmission and Distribution business units. The company immediately placed all facilities on lockdown. That order has been lifted and police have cleared the building.
SCE is providing grief counselors for impacted employees and families, and is setting up funds for those impacted by the shooting.
The company is working closely with police investigating the incident.
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