2 killed in Cupertino shooting

October 6th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

California, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 45-year-old quarry employee is wanted by the police after killing two people and shooting six others in a shooting spree. Shareff Allman is believed to be in a house and which officials have surrounded.

Officials say Shareff is armed and dangerous so they have evacuated the neighborhood in anticipation of a showdown. According to the report, the injured individuals are in critical condition.

The incident happened during a safety meeting of the quarry in Cupertino. Shareff reportedly used a handgun and automatic rifle to carry out the attack. He is described as a disgruntled individual and it is currently not know what provoked the attack.

Authorities say when Shareff left the quarry, he attacked a female driver and took away her vehicle. the woman was driving in the campus of Hewlett Packard when Shareff attacked her. The woman was shot in the leg and she is among the victims being treated at the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto.

Details are still emerging about the incident. The hospital has not released any information of the conditions of the victims but sources told newsmen that the victims are critically injured.

Shareff is an employee of Hanson Permanente quarry.

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