Seven die in shooting by ex-worker at postal depot

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A former postal worker shot and killed six members of staff at a sorting depot in California before turning the weapon on herself.

The woman entered the depot in Goleta, north of Santa Barbara, at around 9.15pm on Monday and began shooting. Two victims were discovered outside the plant and a further four bodies were found inside. A woman who was among several people wounded died in hospital.

One worker, Charles Kronick, said he was inside when shots rang out. Some 50 to 60 employees were seen running from the plant. "I heard something that sounded like a pop, and then I heard a couple seconds later, another pop, pop, pop."