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2 Men Shot, 1 Dead In Loop High Rise Shooting [UPDATE]

By Lisa White in News on Jul 31, 2014 4:00PM

(Image via CBS Chicago's Twitter Account)

UPDATE 1 p.m.: The Tribune reports the man in critical condition is 54-year-old Steven LeVoie, CEO of Arrowstream, a company that provides supply chain management solutions for the food service industry. LeVoie founded the company in 2000.

The 59-year-old gunman, identified by ABC 7 as Tony DeFrances, shot LeVoie in the head and stomach, allegedly upset with a recent demotion, before killing himself. Defrances was Arrowstream's Chief Technology Officer before his demotion.

A shooting in a high rise Loop office building shortly before 10 a.m. caused parts of the loop to be briefly shut down.

According to NBC Chicago and the Tribune, a police source stated that the shooting happened at 231 S. LaSalle St. on the 17th floor just before 10 a.m. NBC Chicago reports that the 17th floor of that building is listed as the Bank of America Trade Operations.

The Sun-Times received confirmation from Chicago Police that a 59-year-old man was dead, and a 54-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. According to police, both men suffered gunshot wounds to the head, and the case is being treated as a possible murder-suicide.

The Tribune also reports a SWAT team was at the scene, but the building was not evacuated. CBS2 reporter Mike Puccinelli reported that the victim taken to Northwestern was an 'older man' and the scene appears secure with no search for a gunman.

We'll update as more information becomes available. Northbound 156 LaSalle buses are currently being rerouted in the area (via Canal and Monroe), according to the CTA.

The Sun-Times published photos from the area around the shooting shortly after the incident: