October 5th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Reports: 2 killed, 4 wounded in workplace shooting

Two people have been killed and four wounded in a shooting at a California rock quarry, CNN affiliates report.

The shooting took place during a workplace meeting at Hanson Permanente quarry in Cupertino, California, CNN affiliate KGO-TV reported. An employee opened fire on others at the meeting, according to the report.

Reports differed on what has happened to the shooter. KGO said he is still in the quarry and making further threats.

CNN affiliate KTVU reported he had fled the quarry and a massive manhunt was under way involving several law enforcement agencies.

The four wounded were in critical condition, KTVU said.

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  1. Mr Cupertino

    I am working on a project t the Lehigh Hanson plant. The people who work there are a really great bunch of people, hard working people who work in an extremely well run company, making the cement that is used to build businesses and infrastructure in this country. I pray for the dead and injured and at this point am waiting for news as to which of my friends were killed or injured. For those who wish to bring in your petty political nonsense – please burn in hell.

    October 5, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • brandon

      It feels like I'm already in hell working for these cranks.

      October 5, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Charisse

      praying for your friends!!!!!

      October 5, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • J Mann

      I hope your friends are okay and appreciate this perspective. Where is the concern for the families of those killed. And remember, this can happen in your neighborhood, anywhere in this country – enough bashing your fellow Americans. We are all very much the same – just trying to get by, loving our families, etc. Why turn an act of violence into more violence of words and thoughts. Would you kill someone at work? No, this is the work of an unbalanced individual and has nothing to do with gun laws, politics, or where he lived. Thanks to Mr. Cupertino for showing us the REAL human side of this story.

      October 5, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      I'm sorry for your grief, and am wishing well for your friends.

      October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really???

      You will be in my thoughts as we all wait for further news. Please be careful until they catch this crazy man. Is there someone you can turn to for emotional support? It would be good for you to reach out to friends or family right now. All my sympathy goes out to the victims, their families, & their friends during this tragic time.

      October 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. brandon

    Well I work for one to and they are very unfair do a lot of things underhanded and blame it on the employees. I 'm very sorry that happened but sometimes I feel like they are trying to say I'm crazy to keep from anyone looking at them.

    October 5, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tjlaw

    I don't work for any of them, but I don't think any body needs to get shot or killed just because management blames the employees. I own my business with 50 employees and I would be the first one to say 99% of issues that come up are caused by the employee. If the employee is in the wrong line of work and screws up, then it's not the managements fault. Its the employee that needs to find work elsewhere! They applied for the job and got the job, so either work the damn job or move on so management can replace him! Shooting people is just stupid. What a coward and looks like management was correct about that employee being worthless! Stupidemployeessuck!

    October 5, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Mik

      I hope you have a BIG DESK to hide under there FREAK!

      October 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Baked Scrod

    Sounds like a couple of people here are about to run amuck. Is there a psychiatrist in the house?

    October 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Veronica

    Too easy to pick up a gun and shoot a lot of people with one spray. Get guns out of our society now!

    October 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      How do you propose to do that? Do you also understand that people have the right to own firearms to protect themselves? Do you also understand criminals don't follow the law and that's why law abiding citizens need firearms to protect themselves? Do you also understand that if this murdering criminal didn't have a gun he would have used something else that could have possibly killed even more people? Do you also understand that if there woukld have been just one other citizen there with a firearm to protect themselves this whole situation could have been stopped. If you don't want a firearm that's fine. Don't own one but don't even think you can take away my right to own one. The police can't be everywhere all the time. It is your responsibility to protect yourself. When seconds count the police are only minutes away. To blame the gun, blame the murdering criminal that is using it.

      October 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Edelman

      im tired of rich white people living in the suburbs demanding a disarmament of the general public. you probably have a crime watch neighborhood with the police about 5 minutes away from every call. my friend lives in richmond and cant even walk home after sundown without the risk of being robbed and killed. should we take away his right to protection because of this man's unfortunate actions?

      October 7, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Really???

    Deranged people will use ANY means to kill. Remember that murderer who killed a dozen kids & 2 teachers at a school with a knife. It wasn't in America, so there was much less news coverage. Overseas this week, 30 more people were killed in a bombing. most of the victims were parents with their children waiting for test scores. Poison has been used, swords have been used..... Condemn the hatred behind violent attacks, & offer comfort to the victims rather than gabbling like geese. Please have a little decency & try to practice civil discourse.

    October 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Yankees

    He must have been a Detroit Tigers fan.

    October 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Galactic Cannibal

    Yet another sensationalized murder in the USA. Try 13,500 murders each year in the USA . Yes 13,500 are murdered every year here. That is the same as having 4 to 5 ..9/11 attacks every year. But only the sensationalized murders are fed to the masses by the trashy media we have. Sad Sad Sad. Only a few days ago some guy execute 5 of his family with single shots to the head . And our twisted Politicians keep telling the world about The Great American Dream......that is such hypocrisy . Where is the memorial WALL for the 13,500 murdered residents in year 2010 in the USA and all the previous years ..Very sorry for the dead and injured.

    October 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Vicarious

    anyone heard vicarious by Tool? It is about how people are fascinated by violence in the news and on tv and can't stop watching it or turn away but at the same time act like they are shocked and offended and condemn those who do it. Example? "Oh that lady better not shoot that........OH MY GOD......she did not jus shoot that baby......they better put her butt in prison. But I can't stop watching this stuff."

    Thank god for violence and destruction or no one would watch the news.

    October 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Workplace safety talks

    Improving Workplace Safety Every organization is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of its employees. An unsafe working environment can lead to accidents, lawsuits...protectia muncii

    March 2, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
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