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California workplace shooting: 3 killed in rampage identified

October 5, 2011 |  8:16 pm

Three people fatally shot Wednesday by a disgruntled co-worker at a quarry near Cupertino, Calif., have been identified, authorities said.

The victims were identified as John Vallejos, 51, and Mark Munoz, 59, both of San Jose, and Manuel Pinon, 48, of Newman, Calif., said Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith. Vallejos and Munoz died at the scene and Pinon died at a hospital, she said.

Authorities are continuing to search for Shareef Allman, 47, a trucker at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Plant, who police said showed up at a company safety meeting early Wednesday armed with a rifle and handgun and opened fire, killing two at the scene and wounding seven others.

Later, authorities said, the suspect attempted to steal a woman’s car, then shot her. She was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in fair condition.

Smith said Allman’s car was found at a gas station and that a surveillance camera captured photos of the suspect fleeing on foot. Smith said the suspect had a minor criminal record dating to 1996, possibly for theft, but she did not elaborate.


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