A 37-year-old man is believed to have shot five former co-workers to death before turning the gun on himself in a workplace shooting in Albuquerque.
The man, who has not yet been identified, was a former employee of Emcore Corporation and had a history of domestic violence complaints. Police responded almost immediately to the scene, according to local news reports:
According to police, the shooter entered the Emcore Corporation building shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday and started to shoot. After police entered the building at 9:29 a.m., they found multiple people injured from gunshot wounds.
Some of those initially injured succumbed to their wounds in transit or upon arrival at the hospital:
Six people were transported to University of New Mexico Hospital where one was reported to be dead on arrival and another died in the operating room, hospital spokesman Billy Sparks said. A third was still in surgery but expected to be moved into the intensive-care unit shortly, he said.
85 people were in the building at the time of the incident. Police are now treating the situation as a “domestic violence workplace shooting.”