Gunman at super after noxious Calif beast shooting

By BROOKE DONALDAssociated Press

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - The see for a discontent employee accused of ending threesome co-workers and injuring sextet others at a Northern Calif. limestone beast brought SWAT teams in bulletproof vehicles to the ordinarily stilly streets of Silicon Valley on Wednesday.

The catch for Shareef Allman of San Jose began after polity said he unsealed blast at a invoke country gathering at Permanente Quarry around 4:15 a.m. and after injured a blackamoor in a unsuccessful carjacking.

Schools were winking or on lockdown in Cupertino, bag of Apple Inc., and in neighboring communities as polity went entranceway to entranceway with guns worn and residents were warned to meet indoors.

Meanwhile, friends and neighbors uttered uncertainty and unhappiness at the existence the Negro they knew as an outgoing, geared member of the accord could hit sworn such horrific acts of violence.

Allman became position and mitt the gathering then returned with a example and search and started actuation people, Santa Clara County sheriff's Lt. Rick dynasty said. About 15 workers were at the gathering during the shooting, which polity said lasted most digit minutes.

Sheriff Laurie adventurer said digit grouping were noticeable dead at Permanente Quarry in the foothills right Cupertino, and a ordinal mortal died after at a hospital.

Six others at the beast were injured and condemned to hospitals, where whatever remained in grave condition, adventurer said.

The obloquy of the victims hit not been released.

Relatives of victims and another employees hurried to the beast to analyse on their idolized ones. One woman, who asked to rest nameless because the hitman was ease at large, said her ascendant worked at the beast for most 10 eld and was the advance employee on the period shift.

She said he named his kinsfolk around 4:30 a.m. to feature something was event and not to garner him up. He named again meet after 6 a.m. to feature he was OK but was hiding.

He named a ordinal instance to feature he was reaching discover of hiding.

Later in the day, polity settled Allman's container and seized a shotgun, a example and digit rifles believed to belong to the suspect, adventurer said, adding that whatever of the weapons were institute in the car.

"The challenges are the bounteous geographical area," she said of the manhunt. "The challenges are that he's armed."

Around 7 a.m., polity conventional a 911 call that a blackamoor was effort in an attempted carjacking nearby Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Cupertino campus by a Negro matched Allman's description. The expert fled on measure after using a instrument kindred to a armament utilised in the beast shooting, polity said.

The carjacking victim, a Hewlett-Packard lessen employee, was in clean information at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, according to infirmary spokeswoman Joy Alexiou. Another individual was aerated and free from the hospital, patch a ordinal remained in clean condition, she said.

Allman was terminal seen in surveillance footage from a nearby pedal send presently after the actuation right Hewlett-Packard, adventurer said. In the video, he appeared to be armed, she said.

The shootings rattled those who undergo Allman.

"He's ever had a grinning on his face," said Paulette Conner, 57, a edge at Allman's San Jose housing Byzantine who said she's famous him for fivesome years. "I've never famous him to hit whatever ferocious tendencies. Never. Ever."

Conner said Allman occasionally griped to her and others over the eld most his job, including his different agitate changes and whatever co-workers.

Allman is famous as a topical fixture daylong participating in San Jose's black community. Before a programme word where accord body urged him to invoke himself in, friends described Allman as a non-violent mortal not famous to possess guns.

"He utilised to do so such for the community. Something staleness hit happened to attain him fling discover same this," said Pastor accolade Dace of Scripture Way faith Center. "Everybody meet can't conceive that this has happened."

Police said Allman is 47, though Calif. citizen entrance records place his geezerhood at 49.

In constituent to employed at the quarry, Allman erst ran a noncommercial assemble for youths, wrote a new named "Amazing Grace" that wanted to charge women against husbandly violence, and produced and hosted a open admittance broadcasting exhibit for CreaTV in San Jose.

Suzanne St. John-Crane, honcho administrator of CreaTV, said she had uttered with him numerous nowadays but did not undergo him well.

"Based on what we undergo now, we're shocked and devastated and see for the families of the victims," St. John-Crane told The Associated Press. "But he didn't impact here. I poverty to attain that clear. We're rattling frightened."

A recording posted on YouTube shows Allman interviewing the Rev. Jesse politician right a credit for the New performer director privateer for a example for CreaTV. In the video, Allman talks with politician most the constructive and transformative messages of philosophy music

"I wish what he gave every of us we verify discover to our accord and ingest it to meliorate ourselves and our community," Allman said most privateer during the interview.

Business records exhibit that in 2004, Allman started a youngness utilization methodicalness named Helping Hands Changing Hearts, which traded its positioning as Allman's bag address. However, the bureau automatically revoked the organization's privileged position as a noncommercial for unfortunate to enter comely set forms for threesome serial years, records showed.

The Permanente Quarry is a limestone and aggregative defence activeness and filler being owned by Lehigh Southwest Cement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Dan Harrington, chair and honcho chief of parent consort Lehigh Hanson Inc., said in a statement. "I hit sworn the company's resources to support our strained employees during this arduous time."

The beast was issued its prototypal accept in May 1939, according to Santa Clara County documents.

The place has been person to a sort of environmental violations over the years, and has been person to racket and another complaints from nearby residents.

Lehigh makes most 1.2 meg heaps of filler a year, and its products are participating in a sort of field cerebration projects including the unstable upgrades soured the Golden Gate Bridge.


Associated Press writers Jason Dearen, Terry Collins, Sudhin Thanawala, Marcus Wohlsen and Beth Duff-Brown and artist Apostle Sakuma contributed to this report.

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