3 Dead, 5 Hurt in SoCal Edison Office Shooting: Fire Dept.

Armed man shoots man, woman inside SoCal Edison building in Irwindale, according to police

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    Three people are dead, three others are in critical condition and at least two other people were hurt in a workplace shooting at a Southern California Edison office in Irwindale, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    The unidentified gunman shot and killed himself after shooting a man and woman, said Irwindale Police Chief Dennis Smith.

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    The preliminary report on injuries could change as police are still evacuating the building. Dozens of people were seen leaving the building in a single-file line, holding their hands in the air.

    The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. at 4910 Rivergrade Road.

    A man with a relative in the building said she texted him to tell him that two people had been shot. The worker told him the gunman walked in and told a manager he was going to shoot him before opening fire.

    Two nearby schools were placed on lockdown due to police activity.

    Around 2:30 p.m., students at Walnut Elementary School were dismissed, said Cynthia Cuevas, Baldwin Park Unified School Assistant Superintendent.

    Olive Junior High School, which was also on lockdown, began a staggered release around 3 p.m. Parents can pick up their children at the Main Street entrance.

    "Your children are safe," said Cuevas.