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Names of 2 killed in shooting at Bolingbrook business released

Bolingbrook police respond Monday morning to the scene of a shooting near Remington Boulevard and Veterans Parkway.
Bolingbrook police respond Monday morning to the scene of a shooting near Remington Boulevard and Veterans Parkway.

BOLINGBROOK – Two people were killed Monday at YCB International in Bolingbrook, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department.

Xinling Zhang, 39, of Naperville, was shot multiple times, according to Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil, and Degang Zhang, 48, of Aurora, suffered a single gunshot wound.

At 9:39 a.m., Bolingbrook police received a phone call of an active shooting at the automotive supply importer at 694 Veterans Parkway, Lot 3G, near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Remington Boulevard, according to Bolingbrook Lt. Carter Larry.

Multiple YCB International employees were at the scene at the time of the shooting, and at least one of the two killed was an employee, according to Larry.

Both Xingling and Degang Zhang were pronounced dead at the scene, and a gun was recovered. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday, according to O’Neil, with final cause and manner of death pending police, autopsy and toxicological reports.

No one else was injured, Larry said.

As of 11:30 a.m., police already had completed a primary and secondary sweep of the building, and adjacent businesses also were secured and a perimeter was established. A neighboring business also was locked down because of its proximity to the incident, Larry said.

“We don’t believe that there is a shooter on the loose at this time, and there is no concern for the public moving forward,” Larry said.

Four Bolingbrook schools were put on soft lockdown because of the incident at the request of law enforcement.

Bolingbrook High School was placed on soft lockdown shortly before 10 a.m., according to a news release from Valley View School District 365U.

About 15 minutes later, Jane Addams Middle School and Independence and Oak View elementary schools were placed on soft lockdown as well.

The lockdowns ended about 10:50 a.m. upon advisement from law enforcement.

A soft lockdown means all doors were locked and no one was allowed to enter or leave the buildings, but normal activities continued inside, the release stated. The school district stated on Twitter that all children were safe.

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