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Cupertino Cement Plant Reopens After Killing Spree

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Police surround the entrance of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company in Cupertino where police said a disgruntled employee, Shareef Allman, inset, opened fire at a meeting. (CBS / AP)

Police surround the entrance of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company in Cupertino where police said a disgruntled employee, Shareef Allman, inset, opened fire at a meeting. (CBS / AP)

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CUPERTINO (CBS / AP) — A limestone quarry that was the scene of a killing spree has reopened.

The Texas-based company that owns Lehigh Southwest Cement plant in Cupertino said in a statement Monday that workers were attempting to make the plant fully operational within a week.

Police say Shareef Allman opened fire on co-workers at the quarry last Wednesday, killing three people and wounding six others.

Allman was killed the next day when three deputies found him crouching behind a vehicle and displaying a handgun in a threatening manner.

Allman’s friends and family were stunned by the killings, saying he had been a respected member of the African-American community.

Allman, a truck driver at the plant, had complained of racial discrimination.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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