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Cupertino quarry shooting - Cupertino, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 19.284 W 122° 05.135
10S E 581018 N 4130919
Quick Description: A mass killing at the Lehigh Quarry in Cupertino, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 1:38:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMGP1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 3

Long Description:
"On October 5, 2011, an employee walked inside the Lehigh Hanson's Permanente Cement Plant in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Cupertino, California during a safety meeting, and opened fire. This shooting left three people dead and six others injured. Shortly thereafter, the shooter, Shareef Allman, shot a 60-year-old woman whose car he was attempting to carjack in a parking lot. It was initially thought that Allman was shot to death by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies in Sunnyvale on October 6, but an autopsy revealed that Allman had actually committed suicide.

At 4:00 a.m., Shareef Allman attended a safety meeting inside a trailer of Lehigh Hanson's Permanente Cement Plant, and got into a confrontation with his coworkers. He exited outside the trailer to his car and armed himself, and walked back into the trailer. Allman opened fire with a .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle and .40-caliber handgun at his co-workers, killing three and wounding six others. Allman trapped his co-workers inside the trailer by placing a piece of plywood and a rope over the door to jam shut it. At 7:00 a.m., he attempted to carjack a 60-year-old woman five miles away at a parking lot of Hewlett Packard's campus, and shot her in the leg. She was hospitalized in fair condition. Allman fled on foot in a Sunnyvale neighborhood where he eluded police in a manhunt that lasted about one day. The shootings caused a variety of schools, such as Lawson Middle School, and Stratford Middle School to go into lock downs. Fremont High School and Lynbrook High School were put into "Code Blue." Peterson Middle School, in Sunnyvale, was put on lock down for several hours and had to hold their students after the end of school. At Peterson, students went into lock down before school began and were sent to their first period classes. Later in the day, Peterson staff had to facilitate things such as students having lunch, students going to the bathroom, and students having recess, as well as student evacuation at the end of the day. Peterson students were released while Allman was still at large in the Sunnyvale area.

On morning October 6, police confronted a man who fit the description of Allman hiding behind a car parked in front of a house in the Birdland neighborhood of Sunnyvale, bordering Cupertino. Allman was asked to put his hands in the air by officers, and raised his handgun, making a comment asking to have himself killed. Officers responded with fire. It was initially reported that Allman died from the police officers' multiple gunshots, but an autopsy showed that Allman's fatality was caused by his self-inflicted gunshot wound." (visit link)
Date of crime: 10/5/2011

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