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3 Dead In Lumber Company Shooting

Three people are dead in a shooting at a North Carolina lumber company. The shooter appears to be a disgruntled employee. The shooting occurred early Friday morning in the Montgomery County community of Star. That's about 70 miles east of Charlotte. Montgomery County Sheriff Dempsey Owens says the gunman shot four people, killing three, then went home and shot himself. The shooter left a note, but the sheriff would not reveal what it said. He and his injured victim are being treated at a hospital. The sheriff says witnesses reported that the shooter was a disgruntled employee of McBride Lumber Company. It's a family-owned business that makes pallets for the furniture industry.