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Coroner: 3rd Springfield Shooting Victim Dies, 2 Identified

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Law enforcement enter the C1 building to the west of the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse during an active shooter situation, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Police say officers are searching for a gunman at a warehouse in the Illinois state capital after at least one person was shot and wounded.

Updated Saturday 10:00 p.m. 

SPRINGFIELD — Authorities say a third person died Saturday afternoon who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois where the suspect had fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself.

Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his coworkers Friday, killing two at the Bunn-O-Matic facility in Springfield, Illinois.

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon said Saturday the victims who died Friday are 25-year-old Christopher Aumiller and 61-yea-old Bill Gibbons. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that autopsies show both died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The third victim is a 54-year-old woman, who died Saturday at a hospital. Allmon said her identity hasn’t been revealed pending notifying her family.  – Associated Press

Updated Friday 4:00 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD — Police have confirmed two employees were shot and killed at the Bunn-O-Matic plant on Stevenson Drive in Springfield this morning just after 11:00 a.m.  Both victims were men.

Another employee, a woman, was shot and wounded in the parking lot.  She is in critical condition.

The shooter, who fled the scene, also worked at the facility.  He was found dead in nearby Morgan County from what is believed to be a self inflicted wound.  He was identified as 48-year-old Michael Collins of Springfield.   

Police would not speculate on a motive. 

About 100 workers were on site this morning when the shooting occurred. 

Bunn-O-Matic manufactures beverage equipment, such as coffee makers. – Sean Crawford, NPR Illinois


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