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California workplace shooting suspect still at large

California workplace shooting officers
The quarry truck driver wanted in the California workplace shooting that killed three people and wounded seven others in Cupertino remained at large Thursday morning.

Shareef Allman, 47, of San Jose allegedly opened fire early Wednesday at an employee meeting at the Lehigh Permanente plant where he worked.

Two co-workers, John Vallejos, 51, and Mark Munoz, 59, died at the scene.

Another, Manuel Pinon, 48, of Newman, died later at a hospital.

Allman also allegedly shot and wounded a Hewlett-Packard contract worker later that morning in an attempt to steal her car.

The wounded were not identified by police.

The shootings have set off a massive manhunt, involving 10 law enforcement agencies, police dogs and helicopters. Officers went door-to-door in parts of Cupertino and the neighboring city of Sunnyvale.


Map: Shootings in Cupertino

Shooting suspect's strange behavior detailed

-- Sam Quinones


Photo: Officers search for the suspect in the quarry shooting Wednesday. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters.

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