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2:31 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Six Dead In Albuquerque Shooting

Albuquerque – A gunman who opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer killed five people and wounded four others before killing himself in what police said was a domestic violence dispute.

Police Chief Ray Schultz said the shooting at Emcore Corp. Monday appeared to involve the gunman's ex-wife or girlfriend, who was among the dead. He said the gunman was a former employee.

Chaos unfolded as the gunman started shooting, sending employees running for cover as police locked down the entire neighborhood.

Emcore manufactures components that allow voice, video and data transmission over fiber optic lines. They also manufacture solar power systems for satellite and ground-based systems.

Based in Albuquerque, the company has about 700 full-time employees.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.