NEW YORK, June 25 (KUNA) -- A gunman opened fire at people at WeatherTech manufacturing facility in the town of Bolingbrook, Illinois, on Saturday, police reported, cited by the CNN.
The suspect is at large after a shooting at a WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois, on Saturday morning, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department.
Three people have been shot, Bolingbrook Police Captain Anthony Columbus said, but the condition of the victims is not known.
Bolingbrook police were dispatched to the facility around 6:25 a.m. local time, and there is now a heavy law enforcement presence in the area as they search for the offender, according to police.
WeatherTech is a company that manufactures automotive products, including floor mats.
The village of Bolingbrook is a southwest suburb of Chicago, approximately 30 miles from the city center.
The latest random shooting incident happned shortly after US President Joe Biden signed into law the bipartisan gun safety bill.
The "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act," which passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly on party lines on Friday, is the most significant gun violence legislation in three decades.
In remarks at the White House, Biden said "this bill doesn't do everything I want, but includes actions I've longed called for that saves lives."
"Today, we say more than enough. We say more than enough," he added. "At a time when it seems impossible to get anything done in Washington, we are doing something consequential."
He continued "I know thereآ’s much more work to do and Iآ’m never going to give up, but this is a monumental day."
"I want to thank the leaders and members of the House and Senate for working together to get this done," he remarked.
After he signed the bill, Biden said "God willing, this will help save a lot of lives."
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act enhances "certain restrictions and penalties on firearms purchases; promotes evidence-based best practices for school safety; authorizes grants to expand access to mental health services; and appropriates emergency funding for mental health resources and school safety measures," according to the White House.
The US has recently witnessed an alarmingly high number of random shooting incidents, taking scores of innocent lives and re-raising the issue of gun possession at various levels nationally. Biden has pledged to do his utmost to ensure that guns are not sold to individuals of controversial records. (end)