CRIME

Chicago Office Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

07/31/2014 11:33 am ET | Updated Jul 31, 2014

Shots were fired in a downtown Chicago office building on Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred around 9:50 am on the 17th floor of a technology company's high-rise building on the 200 block of S. LaSalle Street.

Chicago police told The Huffington Post that both the offender and the victim were found unresponsive with gunshots wounds to the head. The victim is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The suspect was found dead. The shooting is being treated as a possible murder-suicide.

A police spokesman said that both victims were men. The victim is 54 and the alleged shooter was 59. The Associated Press reports that the victim was the CEO of the company, and the suspect had recently been demoted.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the men had been co-workers at AeroStream. According to the Chicago Tribune, the building was not evacuated.

Here's a photo from the scene, via ABC7:

CBS has more images from the scene.

The area appears to have been secured.

This is a developing story

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