Ford Store shooting leaves three dead

Former employee kills two before turning gun on himself

A gunman killed two employees of the Ford Store Morgan Hill before taking his own life at the Condit Road auto dealership Tuesday night, according to Morgan Hill Police. 

Officers arrived to the Ford Store at 6:07pm June 25 after receiving several 911 calls reporting shots had been fired, police said. Upon arrival, police located a dead male on the ground with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and a handgun by his side.

Ford Store staff directed officers inside the dealership, where police located two employees on the floor with apparent gunshot wounds, police said. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not released the names of the suspect or victims, or the motive or other circumstances surrounding the shooting. Multiple news sources reported the suspect was a former employee of the Ford Store who had recently been fired from the dealership. 

On Wednesday, Ford Store Morgan Hill President Tim Paulus released a hand-written statement to news media. The dealership was closed Wednesday, June 26, because of the tragedy.

“We are devastated by this terrible loss,” Paulus wrote in the statement. “Thank you to the Morgan Hill community who has come together with us during this extremely difficult time. Due to this tragic event that occurred yesterday at our dealership, we will be closed today (June 26). Please check back on our websites or Facebook page for more information.”

Morgan Hill Police as well as officers and firefighters from surrounding agencies maintained a wide perimeter around the Ford Store late into the night Tuesday as authorities investigated the shooting. Condit Road was closed to all traffic from Dunne to Diana Avenue. 

“The City of Morgan Hill and the Morgan Hill Police Department offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims in this tragic incident,” MHPD said in a statement. 

MHPD will be working with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and Coroner’s Office during the investigation. 

The Ford Store shooting is the first homicide reported in Morgan Hill this year. The last suspected homicide in Morgan Hill took place July 3, 2018, when Sunnyvale resident Curtis Stapleton was found dead outside his workplace on Concord Circle. 

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