MONTICELLO, Ind. - Three people were found dead Tuesday in a shooting at a parking lot outside northern Indiana furniture plant, a sheriff said.
Authorities have not released the victims' names or provided details on what happened in the shooting. But White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer said authorities are not looking for a person of interest -- an indication that authorities believe the shooter is among the dead.
Shafer said officers arrived Tuesday morning to find a man lying on the ground next to a car with what appeared to be a gunshot wound and a handgun lying near him.
They subsequently discovered two people inside the parked car next to him, both with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both worked at the furniture plant, Jordan Manufacturing Co. in Monticello, Shafer said.
Two men died at the scene and a woman was pronounced dead at a hospital, Shafer said.
Detectives also found a box at the scene, located about 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Shafer said.
The shootings were reported about 11:30 a.m. Shafer said the case is still under investigation and he expected to release more details Wednesday, including the names of the three persons. He declined to discuss a possible motive for the shootings, but witnesses said a man came inside the plant, with a box, looking for his ex-wife before the shooting.
Ruben Roque, 20, said his uncle Augustine was one of the three people who died.
"He was a good man. I love him. I used to work here, he used to be my trainer and for me it's really hard to see somebody one day and the next day he's gone," Roque said.
Roque said his uncle was a father of two and loved dancing and photography. He said his uncle had a way of brightening people’s spirits.
Jordan Manufacturing's website says it's a family-owned and -operated business that's been in business for more than 30 years. The company makes patio furniture, umbrellas, cushions and pet beds.
The company announced on Facebook and its Twitter account that it would be open Wednesday "to anyone that would like to work" and said counseling services are available.
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