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UPDATE: Police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in Albuquerque shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police said was a domestic violence dispute.

Earlier Monday, police Chief Ray Schultz said there were six dead.

He explained at a news conference later that responding officers had seen people down and believed they were dead, then continued into the building to search for the gunman. Officers who arrived later determined several shooting victims had survived.

Schultz also said there was confusion at University of New Mexico hospital, where one victim died but was reported as two deaths.

The shooting at Emcore Corp. appeared to involve the 37-year-old gunman's girlfriend, Schultz said.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police say six people are dead and four others are hospitalized in a shooting at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer.

Authorities say one of the dead was believed to be the gunman at the shooting on Monday at the campus of Emcore Corp.

Police Chief Ray Schultz says the shooter was a former Emcore employee. Schultz says the incident was a domestic violence workplace shooting.

Chaos unfolded at the facility as the gunman opened fire, sending employees fleeing for cover as police locked down the entire neighborhood.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police are searching for a gunman around an Albuquerque solar and fiber optics manufacturer.

Authorities released few details on Monday but say they were searching for at least one person who shot multiple people on the campus of Emcore Corp.

There was no immediate word on how many people where shot or what their conditions might be.

Some businesses in the area have been put on lockdown and police were warning residents who live in the area to stay inside their homes. Police have closed roads around Emcore, which is near Sandia National Laboratories on the city's southeast side.

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