2 dead, 1 injured in Springfield warehouse shooting

The alleged shooter was found dead in his vehicle just before 2 p.m. Friday

Alex Degman
June 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm
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    SPRINGFIELD, ILL (KMOX/AP) - At least three people were shot, two people were killed at a Bunn-O-Matic warehouse in Springfield, Ill.

    "We were contacted by the Morgan County Sheriff's office, who notified the Springfield Police Department they'd located the suspect, inside his vehicle, deceased," Winslow told reporters.

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    It's unclear what led to the shooting. But the alleged gunman, 48-year-old Michael L. Collins of Springfield, was a Bunn employee and according to police knew his victims.

    At the time, police closed Adlai Stevenson Drive, a major east-west-thoroughfare on the city’s south edge and were diverting traffic away from the area that is littered with office buildings, retail businesses, restaurants ad auto shops. A long-established residential area lies to the south of the warehouse.

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    At the time, police closed Adlai Stevenson Drive, a major east-west-thoroughfare on the city’s south edge and were diverting traffic away from the area that is littered with office buildings, retail businesses, restaurants ad auto shops. A long-established residential area lies to the south of the warehouse.

    It's unclear what led to the shooting. But the alleged gunman, 48-year-old Michael L. Collins of Springfield, was a Bunn employee and according to police knew his victims.

    Bunn-O-Matic manufactures dispensed beverage equipment, and is headquartered in Springfield.

    KMOX's previous reporting: 

    There are reports of an active shooter at the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation in Springfield, Ill. on Friday afternoon.

    Police Commander Brian Oakes told local media at least one person was shot and at least one round was fired – others may have also been injured but that's so far unclear, as of 1 p.m.

    Oakes says they don't have a location of the suspect, but they're acting as if the person is on scene. Police closed the scene to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 

    Police took dozens of employees away from the site for interviews as they worked to clear all the buildings on campus. It happened at the company's warehouse on 1400 Stevenson Drive

    Bunn-O-Matic makes coffee machines and other products typically used by restaurants.

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