Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fwd: FW: Gunman at Large in Sunnyvale this morning


Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 10:30 AM
Subject: Gunman at Large in Sunnyvale this morning

FYI: I've heard just that the gun man is still at large and the local schools remain on lock down. If you feel you need to go home and check on your home or family, please let your manager know and please be safe.

Subject: Gunman at Large in Sunnyvale this morning

Update on the schools According to<>:
Cupertino High School, near Stevens Creek Boulevard and Tantau Avenue, was in lockdown this morning, said Bettylu Smith, spokeswoman for the Fremont Union High School. But only a small portion of the school's 1,800 students showed up on campus. The district sent emergency e-mails and phone calls between 7:15 and 7:30 this morning, telling the parents of its 10,400 students to keep them home from school.
For Homestead High in Cupertino, by that time many students were already on their way to school, said Principal Graham Clark. Only about 25 percent of Homestead's 2,235 students arrived on campus, he said. While the school is open and has not been in lockdown, Clark planned to keep students inside classrooms during tutorial -- an instructional time just after first period -- and brunch.
At the district's other four high schools, classes weren't scheduled to begin today until 9:30 a.m., Smith said. Of those who did come to school, she said, "students are in classrooms with adults and are safe," she said. Some parents have picked up their children from school.
Article regarding the shooting:
Workplace Shooting in Cupertino Leaves at Least Two Dead, Seven Wounded [Updated]

Gunfire broke out at an employee meeting at the Hanson Permanente Quarry in Cupertino this morning, killing two and leaving four wounded. KTVU<> reports, "The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department said an employee apparently became upset during a shift change meeting after 4 a.m., pulled out a weapon and opened fire at the company located near Stevens Creek Blvd. and Foothill."

The shooter and the victims are all believed to be employees of the company. According to KRON 4 Morning News, there could be at least nine shooting victims.

The quarry remains on lockdown while authorities search for the gunman. A massive manhunt is underway.

We'll update as soon as we know more.

Update: The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s driving a dark vehicle. Also, KCBS reports via Twitter<!/KCBSNews/status/121595020036935680> that "[t]here has been a second shooting in Cupertino at Homestead and Tantau Streets in a parking lot. Unknown if related to quarry shooting."

8:41: The wounded count has been upped to seven<>.

While trying to flee the scene via carjacking, the suspect, Shareff Allman, 45, reportedly shot a woman at Homestead. Here is a pic of the suspect who is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.

via KRON 4 Morning News

9:15: SWAT teams are now in Sunnyvale after the Homestead shooting, searching for Allman. Nearby schools are on lockdown.

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