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3 shot dead, 4 wounded in U.S. state of New Mexico

07-13-2010 11:42 BJT

HOUSTON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and four wounded in a rampage Monday morning at a company campus in southeast Albuquerque, the capital of U.S. state of New Mexico.

Earlier in the day, police chief Ray Schultz said six people were shot dead at Emcore Fiber Optics Corporation in Albuquerque.

He explained at a latest news conference that police officers on the scene had seen people down and believed they were dead and later found several shooting victims had survived.

Schultz released the updated number of people killed at an afternoon news conference, again confirmed four people were wounded.

Investigators say the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. in a conference room in the Emcore Fiber Optics building, adding that roads in the area have been closed down.

Police said the primary suspect is a 37-year-old employee of Encore Fiber Optics. It is believed he killed his ex-wife and another person before killing himself.

"In a situation like this, there are other people in the building and they became, unfortunately, casualties as well," Schultz said at the press conference.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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