Four, including gunman, killed in San Francisco UPS facility shooting

Elias Hubbard
June 24, 2017

Four people are dead, including the gunman, after an employee opened fire at a UPS Center in San Francisco Wednesday morning. Two other UPS employees were wounded, but Cilia said both were released from the hospital.

The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m.at a large package-sorting and delivery hub for the shipping company, San Francisco police said at a news conference later Wednesday. San Francisco police said the building is secure, and the shelter-in-place has been lifted.

United Parcel Service vans are seen parked outside a UPS facility after a shooting incident was reported in San Francisco.

"The officers did what they were trained to do and that is when we have an active shooter we engage the active shooter to stop the shooting, and the officers did that".

When the police arrived, they confronted the shooter in the building, where he shot himself in the head. A police "contact team" soon found him armed with an assault pistol, the assistant chief said. "The suspect put the gun to his head and discharged the weapon". "And after that's done and we got confirmation and the next of kin have been notified, then we will release the names".

"This was a frightful scene", assistant police chief Toney Chaplin said.

It was the second shooting to capture national attention Wednesday, coming hours after a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., wounding five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who is in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"Our investigators are going through painstaking interviews with everyone who was in the building", he said.

It was not immediately clear how many employees were at the facility, but UPS said the warehouse employs 350 people. "We are working to establish unification sites for UPS employees and their families", it says. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this incident.

Police said the suspect was wearing a UPS uniform, but officials couldn't confirm if he was an UPS employee.

Two other victims are being treated for injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

Due to the confrontation between the police and the suspect and the shooting that took place, residents were warned to avoid the area.

UPS said in a statement that there was a "shooting incident involving six employees" within the company's facility in the neighborhood of Potrero Hill. She said she ducked in the auto while her husband drove off quickly.

People are seen with their hands raised on top of a UPS facility in this photo posted on social media in San Francisco, California, U.S., June 14. He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is about a block from his shop.

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