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Suspect identified in California workplace shooting

October 5, 2011 |  9:13 am

Cupertino shooting relative waits

Santa Clara County sheriff's officials have identified the suspect in the Cupertino, Calif., workplace shooting as Shareef Alman, 45. The shooting left two dead and six wounded.

Alman also shot a Hewlett-Packard employee in the leg and carjacked her vehicle as he fled the scene, authorities said, and is reportedly holed up in a home in nearby Sunnyvale.

"He is armed and dangerous," Cardoza said, according to the Mercury News in San Jose.

Photos: Shooting at California quarry

The rampage started at 4:30 a.m. when the suspect walked into a safety meeting at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company and opened fire with a handgun and a rifle, according to Cardoza.

The plant is located at 24001 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Shooting victims were taken to Stanford Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

The family of an employee was outside the plant Wednesday, waiting for information about the shootings.

"He's on the loose with a gun," said a woman who declined to be identified.


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Photo: A woman who did not want to give her name reacts as she waits to hear about her father who works at the quarry company in Cupertino. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press.