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Gunman Opens Fire at SoCal Edison Offices, Multiple Victims Shot [UPDATED]

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A gunman opened fire this afternoon at an office building in Irwindale which houses offices of Southern California Edison. According to reports from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the gunman wounded a man and a woman, and there may be more victims.

The gunman is also believed to have killed himself, according to KTLA, who note that witnesses say they recognize the shooter as a former employee.

Two area schools were put on lockdown following the shooting.

Though SCE has offices at this location, this is not their corporate headquarters.

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UPDATE
People inside the building have told the media they thought five or six people were shot. "Irwindale Police Chief Dennis Smith said three people were shot -- two males and a female -- and he had been told the gunman killed himself," according to City News Service.

3:25 PM
SCE released a statement that read: "Southern California Edison confirms that there has been a shooting at our Rivergrade facility at 4900 Rivergrade Road in Irwindale. Police are on the scene and the building is on lockdown. SCE will provide more information as it becomes available.''

4:15 PM
Three people, including the gunman, were killed and two injured in this afternoon's shooting at Edison, according to the Los Angeles Times. An anonymous source told the paper that the gunman was a systems analyst at the company. His name still hasn't been released. Some of the victims were supervisors.

Employees barricaded themselves in their offices so that the gunman couldn't get in.

CBS Los Angeles has a text exchange between a woman who worked at Edison and her husband, while she was inside the building. Spoiler alert: she's okay.

5:13 PM
A source told the Times that the gunman was selective about who he shot: management. He told some people in the building to leave and targeted others. “It was a common area and he told people to leave and he was very deliberate about who he shot,” the employee said. “He did not like management.”