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Two killed in San Diego transit shooting [UPDATED]

March 24, 2009 |  9:44 am

An apparent act of workplace violence in San Diego this morning left two employees of the Metropolitan Transit System dead and a third on life support, police said.

The incident began about 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the transit system’s downtown San Diego headquarters, where an employee shot two co-workers.

When police arrived, the shooter refused to surrender and pointed his weapon at officers, said Lt. Kevin Rooney of the San Diego Police Department.

Three officers opened fire, killing the man. One of the co-workers was dead at the scene, the other is on life support, Rooney said. 

UPDATED, 4:22 p.m.: The gunman has been identified as Lonnie Glasco, 47, of El Cajon, a mechanic. The co-worker who died at the scene was Benjamin Mwangi, 37, of Lemon Grove, a foreman. The shooting reportedly occurred shortly after Glasco had ended his shift.

-- Tony Perry