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3 killed at NC lumber company; gunman hurt

STAR, NC (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.

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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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