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  • slim jim

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    3 Workplace Shootings In One Day

    LOUISBURG, N.C., April 1, 2008 (CBS/AP) Three separate workplace shootings were reported in North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts on Tuesday morning.

    Two people were killed and one injured in a what appeared to be a domestic-related shooting at a Louisburg, N.C., business Tuesday morning, reports CBS News affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh.

    A man and a woman are dead, and Louisburg police chief Rick Lassiter said the man appears to be the shooter. The injured victim is a woman whose injuries are not life threatening.

    Lassiter told WRAL-TV that bullets struck two women inside the office at around 8:45 a.m.

    One woman managed to get outside to the parking lot, where she fell over, police said. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

    A second woman sustained a gunshot wound to the hip, but she also get out of the building, police said. She ran toward U.S. Highway 401 and managed to get help from employees at a nearby ACE Hardware store.

    The surviving victim was taken to Franklin Regional Hospital. Her wounds were thought to be non-life-threatening.

    In Chester, Va., police say an argument in the parking lot of a factory ended when one man pulled out a gun and shot the other man to death, then fled.

    Chesterfield County police said the argument happened during the 7 a.m. shift change at Pre Con Industrial.

    Police said the victim died at the scene and the suspect drove off in a gold-colored Chevrolet.

    In Boston, a man is dead after allegedly shooting a co-worker at a Randolph workplace, then later killing himself.

    A spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney's office said 48-year-old Howard Trang apparently committed suicide after the shooting at Alloy Fabricators of New England.

    Police identified the victim as 52-year-old Gene Dure, who was allegedly shot by Trang in the left arm and abdomen at about 7 a.m.

    Police said Trang was found dead on a Randolph street at about 8:30 a.m.

    Dure was taken to Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. His condition was not immediately available.



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    Those shootings are sure to make big headlines. Unfortunately what many will probably never realize is that likely 4 or 5 times that many people will have been killed today in car accidents compared to shootings. Yet people shift their focus to the most emotional incidents despite their likely lesser importance to overall public safety.
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