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Posted: 2:44 PM- Before going on a shooting rampage in Trolley Square Monday night, Sulejman Talovic had worked a full day at his job.
Talovic, who was 18, arrived at work at 8 a.m. and left at 5 p.m., said Trent Thorn, general manager of Aramark Uniform Service in South Salt Lake, where Talovic worked full time as a production line employee rolling floor mats.
Thorn said Talovic was quiet and kept to himself. He said he did not know Talovic well, and that he had worked for the company just eight weeks, starting Dec. 8.
"He just stayed to himself. He just worked." Thorn said. "What people in the community are saying he was like is what he was like here." Neighbors in the northwest Salt Lake City neighborhood where Talovic lived with his mother and three young sisters also said they knew little about Talovic, describing him as a quiet teen who kept to himself.
Thorn said he knew of nothing out of the ordinary happened during work Monday that would help explain the Talovic's rampage just before 7 p.m. Monday, when he shot five people dead and injured four others before police gunned him down.
"Obviously I'm very saddened by what happened and my heart goes out to all those involved," Thorn said.