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Unfortunately, it has happened again, this time in the Philadelphia metropolitan area

On May 22, 2024, an individual described as a "disgruntled former employee" at the Delaware County Linen shop located outside Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania opened fire killing two people and wounding three others. Chester's mayor reported that one of the victims was a supervisor.

According to a source described as an employee by, the shooter, a man, had been aggressive at work and "complaints" had been filed against him but "no one listen."

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer told reporters at the scene of the mass shooting that "The employee had had some issues with fellow employees." Although the suspect fled the scene, he was apprehended a short time later and has been taken into custody.

Stollsteimer also stated that "We have two individuals who unfortunately have lost their life just by showing up at work today from a disgruntled former employee. And then we have three other people who are at the hospital right now, and we are all praying for them."

"The people who are victims of this shooting today, they came to work to live the American dream. They came to work to work hard, to play by the rules and to get ahead in their lives — and today two of them are laying on the ground dead," Stollsteimer added.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, homicide is a leading cause of workplace deaths in America today. No one is immune from the continuing tragedy.

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