IRWINDALE (CBS) — The Southern California Edison offices where two supervisors were killed last week by an employee who then took his own life were expected to remain closed Monday.
SCE has established a $100,000 fund to aid victims and family members affected by Friday’s shooting at the offices housing its Information Technology and Transmission and Distribution divisions. The company also has arranged for grief counselors.
Hundreds of employees gathered Sunday for a vigil outside the building housing SCE’s Irwindale offices as the widow of the man who shot five supervisors, killing two of them, expressed shock and sadness.
“We are in shock and still trying to process this tragic event,” said Jean Turner, whose husband Andre Turner, 48, took his own life at the end of his rampage. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the victims and their families,” she said in a written statement.
The two people Turner killed were 56-year-old Henry Serrano of Walnut and 53-year-old Robert Lindsay of Chino, according to Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Lindsay had been a manager in the IT division at SCE and worked for the company for 29 years, SCE executives said. He was married and was a father.
Serrano, a manager in the same area, had worked for SCE for 26 years.
Turner apparently was at work Friday morning, but investigators did not know if he left and came back.
Turner allegedly singled out certain co-workers to shoot — including some Edison supervisors — and told other people to leave.
Turner allegedly was having difficulty holding on to his Norco home. He and his wife were reportedly involved in a short sale of the home.
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