Witness: 3 shot at Jordan Manufacturing

Law enforcement in White County are responding to a business on a report of shots fired. (WLFI Photo)
Law enforcement in White County are responding to a business on a report of shots fired. (WLFI Photo)

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Three people are dead after a shooting at a White County business. One witness tells News 18 what happened inside Jordan Manufacturing.

Authorities were called to Jordan Manufacturing, 1200 S. Sixth St., in Monticello on a report of shots fired late Tuesday morning. One witness, Maria Villagrana, told News 18 via her daughter, also named Maria Villagrana, what occurred inside the furniture manufacturing business.

The shooter walked into the office here with a box wrapped like a present with a bow. He asked for his ex-wife. People working inside told him that his ex-wife was out for lunch. Maria said she was on her break outside talking on her phone.

Maria saw the shooter hiding behind a tree next to the office. When the ex-wife and her boyfriend, who was driving, pulled into the parking lot Maria started to walk over to her to tell her that her ex-husband was there. That’s when the ex-husband walked up to the car.

The vehicle’s windows were down and he said hello to them both and something like “what do you think?” Maria said he had a handgun in his hand, put his hand inside the car, shot the boyfriend, then his ex-wife, then himself.

White County Sheriff Pat Shafer said when first responders got to the scene, they saw the man on the ground first.

“Upon checking his status they observed two additional subjects seated in the car next to that subject. Those two occupants appeared to have gunshot wounds.”

Maria said the ex-wife and her boyfriend met while working at Jordan.

The ex-husband did not work there, according to the witness.

Maria has known the ex-wife since February. Maria said normally she sits in her car while on the phone, but was trying to talk to the woman.

Maria’s car was hit with one of the bullets. Maria said they thought the ex-husband was delivering flowers, but says she thinks that’s where the gun was hidden.

White County Sheriff Pat Shafer told News 18 the two men died on the scene. The woman was taken to IU White Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Shafer said they are not releasing the names of persons involved at this time. He did confirm detectives found a box and a handgun on scene, but no further information has yet been released. He said they are not looking for any other person of interest at this time.

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