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Carjacking follows California workplace shooting; suspect holed up

October 5, 2011 |  8:35 am


Police in Cupertino, Calif., are confirming that two people are dead and six wounded in a workplace shooting Wednesday morning at a quarry there.

The shootings took place at a safety meeting that occurs every morning at the Hansen Permanente quarry.

Photos: Shooting at California quarry

An employee showed up at the meeting with an automatic rifle and a handgun and opened fire, KGO-TV in San Francisco reported.

The gunman left the scene and shot a woman in the leg while he carjacked her on the Hewlett-Packard campus nearby.

The suspect is now reportedly holed up in a home in Sunnyvale.

Two of the victims are reportedly in good and fair condition at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

One victim was taken to the emergency room at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto.

In Cupertino, the home of Apple Computer Co., public schools were open, but children were being kept indoors.


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Photo: Police surround the entrance to the quarry on Wednesday morning where the deadly shootings occurred. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press