SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - An employee at the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse in Springfield said his life flashed before his eyes when an active shooter who opened fire inside the facility pointed a gun at him and his coworkers.
Bryson Clayborne cried as he told WAND News he thought he was never going to see his mother and girlfriend again.
Clayborne is also a soon to be father, with a baby on the way.
Police swarmed the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse on Adlai Stevenson Dr. late Friday morning when calls came in that someone had opened fire.
Police confirmed in a 3 p.m. press conference three people were shot. Two of them, a man in his 20s and a man in his 60s, died, and a woman in her 50s is in critical condition.
Authorities identified the shooting suspect as 48-year-old Michael Collins. He was found dead after the shooting in his car, which was in Morgan County.
Clayborne told WAND News the shooting happened in the welding side of the building.
He said he looked up and saw the shooter waving a gun and then opening fire.
He said he closed his eyes and ran. "I could have died," he told WAND's Chris Carter.
Clayborne said employees had undergone an active shooter training before the COVID-19 pandemic. But he said, "Your mind goes blank," when confronted with a real situation.
This is a developing story.