MORGAN HILL, California (AP) — A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said.
Police called to the Ford Store Morgan Hill found a man shot dead of an apparently self-inflicted wound on the ground outside some service bays.
“In his hand was a firearm, a handgun,” police Sgt. Bill Norman said at a news conference in Morgan Hill, southeast of San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Police did not immediately identify the gunman or the victims.
Doug MacGlashan, who was working in the parts department, told KRON-TV that the killer was a former employee.
BREAKING: Shooting at Morgan Hill Ford Store Dealership. PD believes the suspect was recently fired. At least two people shot. Working to get more details.
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The service and parts director “had just fired a parts rep that he had said he was going to fire earlier in the day. And I guess the parts rep went outside, got a gun, went into the service and parts director’s office and shot him,” MacGlashan said.
The man also killed the parts manager, he said.
Video and photos showed police cars from several agencies swarming the dealership and employees embracing as they left the property.
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