Wu was a lead product test engineer at SiPort, a 4-year-old company that develops digital radio semiconductors. He was laid off from the company early Friday morning, then returned at 3 p.m. and requested a meeting with Agrawal, Pugh and Lewis to discuss his potential future employment. He gave no indication of his intentions until he pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot his three victims at 3:53 p.m., said Santa Clara Police Chief Steve Lodge.
After firing "multiple gunshots," police said, he quickly fled the building and got into his silver SUV without targeting or threatening any other employees. The victims were declared dead at the scene.
"He must not have been acting too strangely for them to accept the meeting," Lodge said. He said Wu was the only employee he knew of who was being dismissed at the company. He believed he was being dismissed for employment-related issues.