Emcore Shooting Leaves Three Dead, 4 Wounded

July 13th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
7006008office-shootingsffNew Mexico, July 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The news of the shooting incident at the Albuquerque facility of Emcore Corp has created sensations in the media and the locality. It took place on Monday morning. Ray Schultz, the Albuquerque Police Chief earlier said that four people received injuries and six others were dead after the shooting took place. However the University of New Mexico Hospital staffs said later that the number of dead people was three. It has been described by the cops as an instance of domestic violence workplace shooting. Possibly the person who started the shooting is among the dead. It is possible that he took his own life after killing others.

The injured people are recuperating at the hospital, the cops confirmed. The gunshots wounds have not turned out to be life threatening for them. The person who was the shooter is said to be an ex employee of Emcore.

Emcore Corp is a well known fiber optics manufacturer. When the shooting incident took place nearly 85 workers we present at the facility. Later they were evacuated to safety. The man was targeting his girlfriend who still work ion the company as the cops have said. His girlfriend was also shot but it is not clear if she is still alive or not. The couple had two kids and they are safe.

The couple had split up as one of the friends said and the lady was battling for the custody of the kids. The Cops got a 911 call from the Emcore facility on Monday morning and they rushed to the place. The situation was brought under control soon.

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