Southern California Edison shooting

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Southern California Edison shooting
Location Irwindale, California, United States
Date December 16, 2011 (2011-12-16)
1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Target Co-workers
Attack type
Shooting, murder-suicide
Weapons Semi-automatic handgun
Deaths 3 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
2
Perpetrator Andre Turner

On December 16, 2011, a gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Edison office building in Irwindale, California. The gunman, Andre Turner, killed two employees, and wounded two others, and committed suicide.

Shooting[edit]

Andre Turner, 48, showed up at an office building that primarily houses information technology employees, at his usual work time in the morning. He showed no signs of strange behavior prior to the attack. At 1:30 pm, Turner took out a handgun in an office building and shot four people. Two employees died: Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut, and Robert Lindsay, 53, of Chino Hills, who were both supervisors and worked at the facility for at least twenty years. Angela Alvarez, 46, and Abhay Pimpale, 38, were seriously wounded. During the shooting rampage, Turner engaged in conversation with his co-workers. Turner then shot himself to death.[1][2][3]

As a result, nearby schools were put on lock down.

Motive[edit]

The motive is uncertain in the shooting. Records indicated that Turner had a civil judgement against him and was being sued. Turner had also been verbally reprimanded by his boss for a minor incident.[2][3]

Fund[edit]

SCE started a fund for employees to benefit the victims' families. The company seeded the fund with $100,000 and promised to match employee contributions.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California gunman, shooting victims identified". CNN. December 17, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Motive still uncertain in Irwindale SCE office shooting". San Gabriel Valley Tribune. December 29, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Winton, Richard (December 19, 2011). "Gunman in Edison shooting had been reprimanded by boss, source says". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 3, 2013.