3 Die in California Office Park Shooting

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Three people were shot dead at a Santa Clara office park on Friday by a recently laid-off worker who apparently sought retribution against his former employer and opened fire with a handgun, authorities said.

Police launched an intensive search for the fleeing gunman, identified to them by witnesses as Jing Hua Wu, 47, of Mountain View. The shootings happened just before 4 p.m. inside building # 7 of the office complex at 3255 Scott Boulevard and Montgomery Drive.

The victims were two men and a woman, Santa Clara Police Lt. Mike Sellers said. Their identities were not immediately released, but Sellers said they were believed to be co-workers of the suspect.

About 40 officers combed the area looking for Wu, described by police as about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.

It was believed that Wu fled the office park campus, which is located between the San Tomas Expressway and Bowers Avenue, in a silver Mercury Mountaineer sport-utility vehicle that was rented.

"He could be anywhere," Sellers said. "He's considered armed and dangerous. If you see him don't approach him, call the police."

Authorities declined to release the name of the company that had laid off Wu — but the building where the shootings happened was listed as the address for the semiconductor company Siport, Inc., and Wu still remained in Siport's automated phone directory as of Friday night.