NEW INFORMATION: Chicago cops say man shot CEO before killing self

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office Thursday and met with his CEO before pulling a gun.

McCarthy says there was a struggle for the gun, and the CEO was shot twice before the gunman fatally shot himself. Police say the 54-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The office is in the Bank of America building in Chicago's bustling financial district. The building is two blocks from the Willis Tower, the country's second tallest skyscraper, and a block from the Chicago Board of Trade and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.

Police spokesman Martin Maloney says police called to the Bank of America building Thursday morning found two men on the floor in an office.

Police say the 54-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while a 59-year-old man described as the offender was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other details were immediately released, but an officer came out of the building in the city's business district saying the situation was contained around 10:40 a.m.

A worker in the building says building security sent an email around 10 a.m. saying there was a security situation in the lobby and asking them to stay at their desks.


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