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Witnesses, Police Share Shocking Details After Burr Ridge Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

A woman was also injured in the shooting, and the suspect is dead after killing himself, according to police

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Burr Ridge Police are continuing their investigation after a workplace shooting that left two people dead, including the gunman, and a woman injured on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Office Center, located at 16W457 South Frontage Road near Interstate 55.

A gunman allegedly opened fire in the business, killing a man and injuring a woman before he fled the scene. The gunman then fled to a location nearly two miles from the facility, and when officers closed in, police say he fatally shot himself.

Eyewitness Mike Maltese was working nearby at an auto shop when he heard the commotion outside.

“They were running around parking lot – just frantic,” he said. “There was one person running around, saying ‘he shot me. He shot me.’ When another person came out, (they) said the same thing.”

The office building was immediately evacuated and a perimeter was set up to find the gunman. Burr Ridge Police said he had fled the scene on foot.

Then, before 5 pm, the suspect was located about a mile from the crime scene.

“The offender fled the scene on foot and was located in 700 block of Madison, which is about a mile to two miles from the scene,” said Burr Ridge Police Chief John Madden at a press conference. “When officers learned of the suspect’s location and closed in – the offender shot himself – and took his life."

Police say there is no longer a threat to the community, but an investigation remains underway at this hour.

Right now, police are not releasing the name of the victims or the gunman until their families can be notified. The police chief said the female victim is alive and in the hospital, but he does not know her condition.

“There are four crime scenes,” Madden said. “All are very close to each other. It is going to be a late night for us.”

Police have not released a motive for the shooting. They also have not released the name of the company the individuals work for.

The police chief said they hope to have more information on the shooting Wednesday morning.

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