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Fresno Workplace Shooting Update: Three dead, including alleged gunman

Police on the scene of a workplace shooting in Fresno, Calif. KGPE

Police on the scene of a workplace shooting in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) Fresno, Calif. - Three employees of a chicken processing plant in Fresno, Calif., are dead after one of them, 42-year-old Lawrence Jones, allegedly opened fire at the Valley Protein plant Tuesday morning.

Police say Jones began shooting a few hours into his shift. Officers found him with a gunshot wound to the head and a 32-year-old woman bleeding from a wound to her lower back outside the business.

Three other people were found shot inside the plant, which was formerly known as Apple Valley Farms.

Fresno Police Chief Jim Dyer told reporters that Jones had been an employee at the plant for about 14 months. Dyer also said Jones had a long criminal record. Dyer said that investigators had "secured" Jones' Fresno home and plan to search it.

"Our biggest hope is that there are not other victims," said Dyer at a morning news conference.

Two of the employees allegedly shot by Jones have died, and two more are still hospitalized.

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