#Shooting reported at Bunn-O-Matic equipment facility in Illinois

#Shooting reported at Bunn-O-Matic equipment facility in Illinois

June 26, 2020 | 1:07pm | Updated June 26, 2020 | 1:42pm

At least one person was shot when gunfire erupted Friday at a coffee machine facility in Springfield, Illinois, where employees have been evacuated, according to reports.

The shooting was reported at the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse just after noon EST, WAND-TV reported, citing the Sangamon County sheriff.

Information about the person shot and was not immediately available. Police did not say whether anyone else was wounded in the incident at 1400 Adlai Stevenson Drive, the news outlet reported.

There was no information about a possible suspect.

Carolyn Pemberton, who works across the street from Bunn, told The State-Journal Register that a SWAT team is at the scene.

“It happened probably about 25 minutes ago. There is an active shooter. That’s all I know that I got from across the street. It’s kind of scary, I mean our parking lot’s packed with officers and ambulances, and employees are over in the like 1405 building,” she told the news outlet.

Pemberton said her husband works at Bunn-O-Matic and was “testing a brewer today to be shipped out and he’s actually locked in a room inside.”

She added: “From what I can tell you is that it’s very serious. It has not stopped with officers at the scene.”

Police are setting up a command post, Fox Illinois reported.

“The scene is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. A media staging area has been set up at the SE corner of 11th/Stevenson,” Springfield police said on Facebook, asking people to avoid the area and take alternative routes.

Bunn-o-Matic, which was founded in 1957, manufactures dispensed beverage equipment, including for coffee and tea.

This is a developing story.


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