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Man Kills Two at California Quarry

LehighCement-LogoOctober 5, 2011 — You wouldn’t think it could happen at a quarry. Two people were reported killed and six wounded in a shooting at a Lehigh quarry operation and cement plant located in the foothills above Cupertino, Calif.  The shooting happened during a shift-change meeting at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Plant at 24001 Stevens Creek Blvd., according to the Santa Clara County sheriff's office. Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the suspect, an employee of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant, then attempted to carjack a woman at Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue and shot her. She was taken to a nearby hospital and he fled into the neighborhood. According to the Silicon Valley Mercury News, the shooter has reportedly been identified as a company employee, Shareef Allman, 45. SWAT teams are looking for the assailant. Streets leading up to the quarry, including the intersection of Stevens Creek Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard, have been closed. The quarry was built in 1939 to help provide cement for the Shasta Dam, according to the company's historical information.