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2 workers, gunman dead at Bay Area car dealership 

Police investigate at the scene of a shooting at the Morgan Hill Ford Store in Morgan Hill, Calif.,
Police investigate a shooting they say left three dead at the Morgan Hill Ford dealership in Morgan Hill, Calif., on Tuesday.
(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said.

Police called to the Ford Store Morgan Hill found a man shot dead of an apparently self-inflicted wound on the ground outside some service bays.

“In his hand was a firearm, a handgun,” Police Sgt. Bill Norman said at a news conference in Morgan Hill, southeast of San Jose in the Bay Area.

Employees directed officers inside a building where they found two other men who had been shot and killed.

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Police did not immediately identify the gunman or the victims.

Doug MacGlashan, who was working in the parts department, told KRON-TV that the killer was a former employee.

The service and parts director “had just fired a parts rep that he had said he was going to fire earlier in the day. And I guess the parts rep went outside, got a gun, went into the service and parts director’s office and shot him,” MacGlashan said.

The man also killed the parts manager, he said.

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Video and photos showed police cars from several agencies swarming the dealership and employees embracing as they left the property.


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