ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Thursday was the first day back for Emcore employees sinceMonday's violent shooting when four people were wounded, two peoplekilled before the gunman killed himself.
Some workers greeted each other with hugs, others broughtflowers to the makeshift memorial, and the company is letting themease back into an emotional environment.
The company is providing assistance for those coming back towork and saying if some still aren't comfortable coming in, theycan remain at home a while longer.
Emcore released a statement on Thursday saying it would hold acompanywide meeting to address employees concerns and allow them toreconnect to each other for the first time since Monday.
Police said that's when Robert Reza went on a shooting rampageat the Emcore facility. The intended target of the shooting wasReza's ex-girlfriend Adrienne Basciano who worked at the fiberoptics and solar plant.
Plant and employees will try and work together to return worklife back to normal.
"These are really good dedicated employees," said Gerges Scott,Emcore representative. "Many of them understand that the besttherapy is to just get back into working and into thatenvironment."
One of the victims wounded in Monday's shooting, whose name isnot being published to protect his or her privacy, returned to workwith others Thursday.
Also on Thursday Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.,
"This kind of tragedy is every community's nightmare, but thistragedy must also recommit all of us to confronting and preventingthe serious problem of domestic violence to insure a tragedy likethis never happens again," Heinrich said. "We are grateful for theheroic actions of the many Emcore employees as well asAlbuquerque's police and first responders who arrived on scenewithin minutes of the first call and some of whom rushed into theactive-shooter scene without waiting for backup."
"We hold the victims in our hearts. We pray for all touched bythis, and we will find the strength as a community to come togetherand overcome."
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