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2 Dead as Fired Worker Shoots Up Texas Office

Worker who was fired earlier in the day came back with 2 guns: cops

(Newser) - Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company on the outskirts of Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself, the AP reports. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Wednesday that the gunman had been fired earlier in the day, then returned with... More »

Cops: Jammed Gun Foiled Would-Be Mass Shooter

James Cameau shot a co-worker before killing himself, say police

(Newser) - An employee of a countertop supplier in Orange Park, Fla., shot and wounded a co-worker before killing himself on Monday—but "a tragedy was averted," police say. James Cameau, 34, had been working at Jacksonville Granite for less than a month and had seemed down recently, employees say.... More »

Tech Exec Shoots CEO, Kills Self

He was upset over demotion, police say

(Newser) - An exec "despondent" over being demoted at a Chicago technology firm shot his boss and killed himself during a one-on-one meeting yesterday, police say. ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie, 54, was shot twice as he struggled for the gun with former chief technology officer Tony DeFrances, reports the Chicago Tribune... More »

5 Dead in Minneapolis Workplace Shooting

Gunman, signage firm's founder among the dead

(Newser) - The founder of a Minneapolis sign company was among four people killed by a gunman who opened fire inside the business yesterday afternoon before taking his own life, police say. The shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune , which identifies the gunman as... More »

Quarry Shooting Suspect Shot and Killed

Sources confirm Shareef Allman's death

(Newser) - Shareef Allman, the suspect in a shooting spree at a California quarry yesterday that killed three and injured seven, has himself been shot and killed. Law enforcement sources confirm Allman's death to the San Jose Mercury News , which reports that a home in a Sunnyvale neighborhood where police had... More »

2 Dead in California Quarry Shooting

Gunman may still be on the loose in Cupertino, California

(Newser) - Two people are dead in Cupertino, Calif., and police say the alleged shooter appears to be an employee of the Hanson Permanente quarry. Another four were seriously wounded, and a worker in the quarry says another two victims have been found; their condition is unknown. KGO-TV repots that the shootings... More »

When Bullets Fly, Head for the Filing Cabinet

NYPD offers a modern take on 'duck and cover'

(Newser) - Say the unthinkable has happened: you're trapped in the office with a co-worker who's pulling an adult Columbine—what do you do? Take cover behind a filing cabinet, advises the NYPD. The recommendation comes from a study on workplace violence done by the department's counterterrorism division, the New York Post... More »

Axed Female Kraft Employee Shoots 2 Dead

Employee opened fire minutes after being suspended

(Newser) - A woman who had just been suspended from her job at a Kraft plant in Philadelphia returned and opened fire on her colleagues, killing two of them, police say. The worker—identified by colleagues as Yvonne Hiller—drove through a fence surrounding the baking plant 9 minutes after she had... More »

'I Killed the Racists': Conn. Shooter to Mom

(Newser) - The shooter who yesterday killed eight at the Manchester, Conn., beer distributor where he worked telephoned his mother right before taking his own life, telling her, "I killed the five racists that was there bothering me," according to his uncle. Omar Thornton, who was black, had apparently told... More »

3 Dead in NM Office Shooting

Former employee opened fire on live-in girlfriend, co-workers

(Newser) - A New Mexico man killed three people, including himself, and injured four in an office shooting today, police said. Robert Reza, 37, entered Emcore Corporation in southast Albuquerque armed with a handgun and started shooting, KRQE reports . A former Emcore employee, he was the live-in boyfriend of a current employee;... More »

Size D Breast Implants Saved Woman From Bullet: Doc

Bullet fragments slowed by implant missed Lydia Carranza's heart

(Newser) - A woman shot point blank in the chest during a California shooting spree last summer may have survived thanks to less than natural means: her size D breast implants. That’s the contention of Lydia Carranza’s plastic surgeon, who hopes the unlikely story will spur implant suppliers to donate... More »

Gunman Dead After Killing 2 in St. Louis Workplace

At least three shot, one dead at ABB Power building

(Newser) - The gunman in a workplace shooting spree in St. Louis this morning was an employee who is presumed dead, police say. Timothy Hendron, 51, who killed two and wounded five, was suing ABB Power and its pension review committee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He used an assault rifle and... More »

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