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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A third person died Saturday afternoon who was seriously injured in a shooting in a warehouse in central Illinois, where the suspect fatally shot two colleagues before apparently killing himself.

Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his colleagues on Friday, with two killed at the Bunn-O-Matic facility in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after 11am.

The victims who died Friday are Christopher Aumiller, 25, and Bill Gibbons, 61, both from Springfield, according to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon. Their autopsies performed on Saturday morning concluded that both died from multiple gunshot wounds, Allmon told The (Springfield) State Journal Register.

The third victim is a 54-year-old woman who died at HSHS St. John’s Hospital on Saturday just after 4:30 PM. Her identity was not revealed because her family was not notified of her death, Allmon said. The woman’s autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Allmon said.

Collins and his colleagues had all got to work in the facility’s welding room on Friday at about 7 a.m., said Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. They all worked in the same area, he said.

Later Friday after the shooting, Collins was found dead in his car, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Winslow said. Two pistols were also found in his car. No other suspects were sought.

The bodies of Aumiller and Gibbons were found on Friday by officers who searched the building. The woman who died on Saturday was found in the parking lot and taken to a hospital.

Bunn-O-Matic manufactures distributed beverage equipment and is headquartered in Springfield, according to the company’s website.

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