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  •   Recent Shootings in the Workplace

    Associated Press
    Friday, July 30, 1999; 5:14 a.m. EDT

    Some workplace shootings:

  • June 11: Joseph Brooks Jr., 27, fatally shoots his former psychiatrist and a woman at the doctor's Southfield, Mich., clinic. Four others are injured before Brooks kills himself.

  • April 15: Sergei Babarin, 71, opens fire in the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, killing two people and wounding four others, before police shoot him to death.

  • March 18: Walter V. Shell, 71, turns himself in after allegedly shooting to death his attorney and one of his clients in Johnson City, Tenn. Shell blamed the lawyer for a $100,000 loss in a dispute over his ex-wife's will.

  • Jan. 14: Di-Kieu Duy, 24, allegedly opens fire in a Salt Lake City office building, killing one person and wounding another.

  • March 6, 1998: Matthew Beck, 35, a Connecticut Lottery Corp. accountant involved in a pay dispute, fatally shoots the lottery president and three of his supervisors before killing himself. One of the victims also was stabbed.

  • Dec. 18, 1997: Arturo Reyes Torres, 43, walks into a maintenance yard in Orange, Calif., with an AK-47 and kills his former boss and three others. Torres, who blamed the supervisor for getting him fired, is later shot by police.

  • Oct. 7, 1997: Charles Lee White, 42, opens fire with a rifle at the San Antonio paging company where his ex-girlfriend worked, killing her and another woman before shooting himself to death.

  • Sept. 15, 1997: Arthur Hastings Wise, 43, allegedly opens fire at an Aiken, S.C., parts plant, killing four and wounding three others. Wise had been fired two months before from his job at the plant,

  • June 5, 1997: Daniel S. Marsden, a plastics factory employee in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., fatally shoots two co-workers and wounds four others after an argument at work, then kills himself less than two hours later.

  • April 3, 1995: James Simpson, 28, a former employee at a refinery inspection station in Corpus Christi, Tex., shoots and kills the owner of the company, his wife and three workers before shooting himself to death.

  • March 14, 1994: Tuan Nguyen, 29, recently fired from a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., electronics factory, uses a still-valid security code to gain access and shoot three people to death before killing himself.

  • Dec. 2, 1993: Alan Winterbourne, 33, an unemployed computer engineer, opens fire in a state unemployment office in Oxnard, Calif., killing three state workers and injuring four others. Winterbourne flees, killing a police officer before police fatally shoot him.

  • July 1, 1993: Gian Luigi Ferri opens fire with two assault weapons and a pistol in the San Francisco law offices of Pettit & Martin, killing eight people before taking his own life.

  • Oct. 16, 1991: George Hennard crashes his pickup into a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Tex., then opens fire and kills 24 people, including himself.

  • June 18, 1990: James Edward Pough goes on a shooting spree in a General Motors Acceptance Corp. office in Florida, killing 10 people and wounding four others before killing himself.

  • Sept. 14, 1989: Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year-old pressman on disability for mental illness, kills eight people and wounds 12 others at a printing plant in Louisville before taking his own life.

  • Feb. 16, 1988: Richard Wade Farley, 40, angry that a former co-worker at ESL Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., had rejected his advances, storms into the company building and shoots seven people to death with a shotgun before surrendering. Farley is currently on California's death row.

  • Aug. 20, 1986: Pat Sherrill, 44, a postal worker who authorities say was about to be fired, opens fire at a post office in Edmond, Okla., killing 14 people, then fatally shooting himself.

    © 1999 The Associated Press

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