A shooting leaves 1 dead and 2 injured in a warehouse in Chicago


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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.

The Town of Bolingbrook is a southwestern suburb of Chicago in Will and DuPage counties.

One person has died, while another shooting victim remains in critical condition, Bolingbrook Police Capt. Anthony Columbus said. A third victim has been released from the hospital, CNN reported.

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

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

Authorities are investigating the shooting and it is not yet known what the motive was.

Saturday’s deadly incident comes after a week of controversy in Washington over legislation governing gun regulations.

President Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan gun safety law, the first major one in decades, while the Supreme Court struck down a New York gun law that places restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon outside the home, brand the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade.

Those events follow in the footsteps of other acts of gun violence, including a massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and another at a market in Buffalo, New York.

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