Police have confirmed that two people are dead as the result of a workplace shooting that began at a trucking company facility in Illinois on Tuesday.
The incident began around 3 p.m. on March 22 at the Winner’s Freight facility located in an office park in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
The gunman has been identified as 31 year old Arkansas-based truck driver Jeremy Spicer.
Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso told CBS News that Spicer’s employment was to be terminated with the company. “My understanding is he was about to be separated, whether or not he was quitting or he was being terminated probably a distinction without a difference,” Grasso said.
Spicer allegedly shot his boss Nicola Misovic, 30, at the Winner’s Freight facility before leaving the building and going to another trucking company facility in the same office park, where he shot a 31 year old female receptionist three times.
After these two shootings, Spicer is said to have walked into a third trucking company facility also located in the office park, looking for the company owner. Spicer was told that the owner was not in the building.
Spicer then left the facility and walked east, later hiding inside the bathroom of another business located near I-55.
Employees at the business called police.
After police set up a perimeter and closed in on Spicer around 5 p.m., he took his own life.
Police says that a Glock .40 Caliber was recovered in Spicer’s possession.
Grasso said that Misovic was shot multiple times. Misovic was transported to a nearby hospital but did not survive.
The unnamed receptionist was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition. She is expected to survive.
Police said Spicer had only worked for Winner’s Freight for about a week.
The incident remains under investigation.