Witness: 3 shot at Jordan Manufacturing

Law enforcement in White County are responding to a business on a report of shots fired.
Law enforcement in White County are responding to a business on a report of shots fired.

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One witness told News 18 in Lafayette what happened inside Jordan Manufacturing after reports of shots fired at the White County business.

Authorities were called to Jordan Manufacturing, 1200 S. Sixth Street, in Monticello on a report of shots fired late Tuesday morning. One witness, Maria Villagrana, told News 18 via her daughter, also named Maria Villagrana, what occurred inside the furniture manufacturing business.

The shooter walked into the office here with a box wrapped like a present with a bow. He asked for his ex-wife. People working inside told him that his ex-wife was out for lunch. Maria said she was on her break outside talking on her phone.

Maria saw the shooter hiding behind a tree next to the office. When the ex-wife and her boyfriend, who was driving, pulled into the parking lot Maria started to walk over to her to tell her that her ex-husband was there. That’s when the ex-husband walked up to the car.

The vehicle’s windows were down and he said hello to them both and something like “what do you think?” Maria said he had a handgun in his hand, put his hand inside the car, shot the boyfriend, then his ex-wife, then himself.

Maria said she started screaming and ran inside saying “they just got killed.” Maria said the ex-wife and her boyfriend met while working at Jordan.

The ex-husband did not work there.

Maria has known the ex-wife since February. Maria said normally she sits in her car while on the phone, but was trying to talk to the woman.

Maria’s car was hit with one of the bullets. Maria said they thought the ex-husband was delivering flowers, but says she thinks that’s where the gun was.

No information has been released by law enforcement regarding this incident.

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