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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 –Ted Craver, the Chairman and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, issued the following statement at the company’s Rosemead headquarters regarding the Irwindale shooting.
This is one of the most horrible days in our company’s history. We are deeply saddened by today’s tragic events. We can now confirm that SCE employees were victims in the shooting.
As you can understand, our focus needs to be on all of our employees at this time. Our hearts go out to the victims. We are providing counseling to employees affected by this event.
As soon as we heard of the shooting, we secured our facilities and took all necessary precautions to protect our employees.
We don’t have all the details of the shooting that occurred this afternoon. We are cooperating with police investigating the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends.
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