One dead, two more shot down at Illinois WeatherTech facility

By Rebekah Riess, CNN

A suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting at a WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois on Saturday morning, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department.

One person has been killed, while another victim remains in critical condition, Bolingbrook Police Capt. Anthony Columbus said.

A third victim was released from the hospital.

Bolingbrook Police were dispatched to the scene around 6:25 a.m. local time, police said. The suspect was taken into custody about three hours later, authorities said.

The police have not yet announced a motive.

CNN has contacted WeatherTech for comment. The company manufactures automotive products, including floor mats.

The Village of Bolingbrook is a southwest suburb of Chicago, approximately 30 miles from downtown.

“Today our community was shattered by another act of senseless gun violence,” Rep. Bill Foster, who represents Illinois’ 11th congressional district, said in a statement.

“Words cannot express the grief the victims and their families are feeling at this time. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time… No one should have to worry about random gun violence as part of their normal life, and we cannot accept this as a new reality,” he added.

Saturday’s fatal incident comes after a contentious week in Washington over legislation governing gun regulations. President Biden signed a bipartisan gun safety bill, the first major in decades, while the Supreme Court struck down a New York gun law that imposes restrictions on the carrying of guns. a handgun concealed outside the home, marking the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade.

These developments follow other acts of gun violence, including a massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

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CNN’s Hannah Sarisohn contributed to this report.