California workplace shooting: Company 'shocked and saddened'
The president of the company that owns the Cupertino quarry where an employee allegedly shot and killed three people and wounded seven others Wednesday said he was “shocked and saddened by this morning’s events.”
Lehigh Hanson, based in Irving, Texas, issued the statement from president and chief executive Dan Harrington on its website Wednesday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I have committed the company's resources to assist our affected employees during this difficult time," Harrington said in the company’s statement. “We continue to gather details of what happened, and are working with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.”
Shareef Allman, 49, an employee at the Hanson-owned plant, allegedly opened fire on co-workers at a 4 a.m. safety meeting. He later allegedly shot and wounded a woman and took her car in a neighborhood about a mile from the quarry.
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Photo: The site of Wednesday's deadly shootings in Cupertino, Calif. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press