3 Killed At NC Lumber Company; Gunman Hurt

By Salon Staff
January 14, 2012 12:36AM (UTC)
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STAR, N.C. (AP) — Police say a gunman who opened fire at a lumber company targeted four of his co-workers, killing three of them and critically injuring the other person.

Police say the shooter, 50-year-old Ronald Dean Davis, went home after the shooting at the warehouse Friday morning and shot himself in the head, leaving him critically wounded.

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Montgomery County Sheriff Dempsey Owens says police found Davis slumped over on his couch. A handgun and a rambling, vague six-page note was on the couch next to Davis.

Owens says about 16 other employees were at the McBride Lumber Co. in central North Carolina when Davis started firing with a shotgun. Police say he was a disgruntled employee, but they have not said what he was upset over.


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