July 12th, 2010
02:57 PM ET

Police: Shooter kills self, two others in workplace attack

Police respond to a workplace shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday.

[Updated at 5:44 p.m., July 12] Three people - not six, as police initially said - are dead after Monday's shooting at a business in Albuquerque, according to Police Chief Ray Schultz.

The three dead include the shooter, who turned a gun on himself, according to police.

[Updated at 2:58 p.m., July 12] A former employee shot and killed five people at a business Monday in Albuquerque before turning the gun on herself, New Mexico authorities said.

Police said officers responded to a 911 call at 9:26 a.m. (11:26 a.m. ET) that multiple shots had been fired. When officers entered the building, they found a total of 10 people shot: four were dead, including a man believed to be the shooter, officials said. CNN mistakenly reported earlier that the shooter was believed to be a woman.

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Two people have died as a result of gunshot wounds, two are in stable condition, and two others are receiving emergency medical attention, police said.

"We believe this incident to be a domestic-violence workplace situation," Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said.

One of the victims, Schultz said, is believed to be the wife or girlfriend of the shooter, who was a current employee at Emcore Coporation.

According to CNN affiliate KRQE, police said the shooter had been involved in a past domestic violence incident.


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  1. rob

    how is CNNs story completely different from the affilates? krqe dot com

    July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Common Sense

    So you think that criminals, who by definition break laws, are going to obey laws that forbid gun ownership? Make it harder for criminals and crazies to get guns, but let the rest of us sane, law-abiding citizens have what we need to defend ourselves.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    If everyone had a gun.....less people would get shot.
    You dont shoot at someone you know has a gun.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. yeahyeahyyeah

    if guns weren't available,. then felons would not be able to easily get them (or 10 year old urban kids)

    ii dont know why it has to be so decisive. i blame the availability of guns and people.

    the mind set that you have to have a gun to protect yourself is absolutely absurd

    July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corey

      Sure...because counteries like Mexico...and Columbia for example (where it is illegal to own a gun) have proven your theory so well...

      Read this idiot boy....from http://www.benbest.com/lifeext/murder.html

      "However, a large American study indicated that liberalized laws for carrying concealed weapons reduced murder rates in the US by 8.5%. US homicide rates in the year 1900 were an estimated 1 per 100,000 - at a time when anyone of any age could buy a gun." and "American gun supply (including handguns) doubled from the 1973-1992 period, during which homicide rates remained unchanged (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4-Aug-2000, p.A10). "

      July 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cxd

    people are sick

    July 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jen

    CNN affiliate said the shooter was a 37 year MAN not a woman.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. db

    When are people going to learn not to screw over other people that are not to stable. This is the result, they go postal!

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Plano

    Unfortunately, I believe we americans are being pushed to the brink. From all directions.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hjs3

    So much for the "Bring your gun to work Monday" idea...

    Never heard anything but great things about NM prior to this horror.


    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. frank SMATHERS

    She'll give up her gun when they pry it from her cold dead hand.

    Another posterchild for the NRA.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michael

    The local news reports that the shooter was a 37 year old man. The national news reports the shooter was a woman. Which one is it?

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • K in ABQ

      I believe all 3 local stations and the police chief. CNN should really check their facts.

      July 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. WilmaWonka

    A Woman massmurderer. Now you don't see that everyday.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MG Arizona

    I am sure these two who died were gun loving conservatives, could have lived happily ever after if had no guns or weapons. Disagree all you want.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jim jibbily


    July 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kn

    Unfortunately, almost anybody could have finished the headline after reading just the first two words.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
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