Chicago Suburban Police, in response to a call to shoot at the UPS facility, found two people killed in a staff parking lot.
Hodgkins Police said in a statement that they had received a gunfire report shortly before 1 pm. “When the officers arrived, they found two unresponsive people on the ground,” spokesman Rodney Cummings said. Medics at the scene announced the death of two. A semi-automatic firearm was found at the scene.
Cummings said the deceased had been identified, both male and female, but that their names would not be released until relatives were notified. Authorities said the deceased worked for UPS.
Police said the incident was being investigated as a murder and suicide, and authorities expected no further danger to the public, Cummings said.
“We are deeply saddened by the incident this afternoon and are cooperating with the responding authorities,” UPS spokesman Matthew O’Connor said in a statement, adding that the company could not comment on the shooting investigation.
The village of Hodgkins is located about 14 miles (22.3 km) southwest of Chicago, and has a population of about 1,800.