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. Chris

    Thank God she killed herself and saved the taxpayers 25 years of child support. Because we all know while she was waiting execution she'd do the following at our expense: become a lawyer, sue the government, get married, write 3 books about her crime, go on Larry King Live etc.....

    and don't be so quick to blame the NRA – In China the preferred method is to hack to death innocent little schoolkids with knives. Psychos will be psychos no matter what weapon they have at their disposal.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gunsaretheproblem

    Guns kill people!!! Guns are the problem...and the idiots who support them!!!

    July 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Marc

    Mental health BS, GUns killing BS.
    people need to suck it up. stop blaming everything/everyone else and suck it up.
    Violence is not the answer to solving problems.
    but too many idiots take the easy way out..
    stand up and be a responsible adult. damn. get with it.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. richard

    At least those who died know who won the 2010 World Cup yesterday!

    July 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DON62

    Lets send them all to Nammby Pammby Land so maybe they can get some self respect THE JACKWAGONS

    July 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. So CALgirl4AZ

    AGREED! If everyone could carry a gun, we would be able to PROTECT OURSELVES!
    Criminals would think twice about robbing the Diner or the local liquor store because we
    can defend what is ours. Until then, these stories will REMAIN all to common.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • logan

      You are an idiot.

      July 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ed in philly

    I do feel sorry for the innocent lives that were taken in this horrendous attack, but once again there are too many gun happy idiots in this country...to the policeman who claimed the best defense is offense...who wants to carry a gun with them at work everyday???!!! You do because its YOUR JOB...the last thing we need is more idiots like this with a firearm!!!!

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Matt

    Someone is wrong. MSNBC is reporting it was the man who shot the wife (and the others). They also mention the name of the company, but I can't remember exactly what it was. I'm just curious if the shooter was male or female. Someone is very wrong here.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sammy zoso

    shucks if everybody had a gun we'd all have a fighting chance against the bad guys. of course we'd have to have our guns readily available so we would need to wear a holster just like the cowboys of yesteryear. is that what you morons on this site want? a return to the Wild West? what, you don't like my opinion? are you going to shoot me? and to all the super dummies out there their idiotic, tiresome pat comments that people kill people not guns, let me ask this question: Would you say having a gun makes it easier or harder to kill other people and/or yourself? Let me know what you think when you stop drooling all over yourself.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fabu

    I heard the shooter was male, an ex employee, and his ex was still working there. I believe it was Emcorp.
    Prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      The shooter was a former employeer of Emcore Corp. and he shot his wife who still worked there along with several other employees.

      July 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LookBothWays

    Amazing how this only took 3 posts before it went from a story about a workplace murder right into rant about gun rights. You people disgust me. The bodies aren’t even cold before you stand on them and use them as a pulpit to advance your message of “gun rights.” The families of the dead havent even been notified. Have you no shame?

    These alleged “cops” on here posting about how everyone should be required to carry a gun? I dunno about you, but my Daddy was a cop in Philadelphia in the bad old days of the 1970s and he pried many a gun out of the cold dead hands of people who “bought a gun for self defense.” It’s a sad, cold illusion that offers comfort to no one

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. drf

    Just a note. If you can't comprehend that the article mentions this was a woman, please stop, re-read the article and then comment. The number of people calling the woman a man is pretty embarrassing.

    And as to the few claiming the 'fix' for this is to either ban guns or force all people to carry guns, please grow a brain. This woman was not being rational, so even if she owned the gun legally, her use of it here is outside of what a rational, law abiding person would do. And if everyone had a gun, how many fights would end up in a shooting, just because the guns were there?

    Guns are designed to do one thing; they move a small bit of metal at high speed toward something to do serious harm. They are made to kill things. Yes, being able to kill is a means of protection, but at least be honest and stop trying to compare a car to a gun. A car is not made to kill people, a gun is.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chooch0253

      amazing. Someone actually believes and thinks as I do. There are a lot of gun supporters typing away that are either illiterate or just so stupid they can't grasp the information about male/female. Comparing guns to an object that has another purpose, say like a car, used for transportation, is a pretty stupid position to take. One can only hope that none of these intellectually challenged people own guns.

      July 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jon Mallory

    There was this guy this morning on my way to work who cut me off and then gave me the finger, I know I coulda blown that finger right off but then a .44 would have taken the hand with it.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Noble9

    If you're having a bad day, please just go off yourself quietly. Why drag all your co-workers, ex-wives, policemen, etc. into your bs...why make your last act on this planet a selfish one? And don't forget to fill out your organ donor cards first...

    July 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. OrionStyles

    Yes, ban all guns and the "on the street" supply will probably be good for 20 years. Rather convenient, if you're a gun manufacturer and want a reason for everyone to own a gun or four. Unfortunately, in the event of a firearms ban in the US, you'd pretty much need to give out the death penalty for carrying an unauthorized firearm if you want the problem to eventually go away(in a generation or two). It's rather sad actually, the money behind the manufacturers pretty much ensures this could never happen. Though don't worry, in the distant future the authorities will eventually have force shields and particle weapons to counter your firearms, so the original intent of the right to bear arms will be a moot point. The killing and profits can continue perpetually.

    July 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
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