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Cupertino quarry shooter identified as Shareef Allman

Shareef Allman over Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
Police surround the entrance of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company in Cupertino, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011. Authorities say a disgruntled employee, Shareef Allman, inset, opened fire at a meeting, killing two people and wounding six others. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

(CBS/KPIX/AP) CUPERTINO, Calif. - The employee who opened fire at a meeting at a Cupertino quarry, killing two people and injuring six others, has been identified as 45-year-old Shareef Allman, police say.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Jose Cardoza said the shooting at Lehigh Southwest Cement Company occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday, reports CBS station KPIX.

Cardoza said Allman walked into a safety meeting with a handgun and a rifle and opened fire. Allman then left the meeting and began walking around the quarry grounds. Police said he later carjacked a vehicle at the nearby the Hewlett-Packard facility, reports the station.

Allman remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous, Cardoza told the station.

Authorities got a report of a man who matched his description and was armed with a handgun and rifle nearby. Police believe they had the suspect cornered at a house across from HP.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center received two of the victims, who were in good and fair condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Joy Alexiou.

Their names and the extent of their wounds were not immediately released.

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