Two killed and three injured in workplace shooting in Pennslyvania

<span>Police tape cordons off the scene of a fatal shooting at Delaware County Linen in Chester, Pennsylvania.</span><span>Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP</span>
Police tape cordons off the scene of a fatal shooting at Delaware County Linen in Chester, Pennsylvania.Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

Two people are dead and three others are injured following a workplace shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The incident occurred at around 8.30am on Wednesday at Delaware County Linen, a family-owned linen business located approximately 30 minutes away from Philadelphia.

The Delaware county district attorney, Jack Stollsteimer, said at a press conference on Wednesday: “A disgruntled employee has walked into a linen shop … and shot five people, five co-workers,” per NBC 10. Stollsteimer added that the shooting occurred inside and outside the business and that a handgun was used.

A suspect was arrested in Trainer, a city near Chester and was taken into custody, the Chester police commissioner, Steven Gretsky, said. Police said the suspect attempted to flee the scene in a black Hyundai but was stopped by a police officer. The suspect has not been publicly identified by authorities.

One of the victims was a supervisor at the business, 6 ABC reports, citing the Chester mayor, Stefan Roots. It remains unclear whether the supervisor was one of the two victims who were killed. Two of the injured victims are men and the other injured victim is a woman. All three survivors have been transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. At least one person is in critical condition.

“This is a tragedy, a story that plays out too often across the United States of America,” Stollsteimer said.

Delaware County Linen was founded in 1988 and caters linens to customers including restaurants, country clubs, hotels, salons, spas and colleges, according to its website. In addition to providing linen rental services, the company offers laundry services, wholesale linens and janitorial supplies.