Shooting at UPS warehouse leaves 4 dead

15 Juin, 2017, 03:42 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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A uniformed UPS worker fatally shot three coworkers at a San Francisco shipping warehouse on Wednesday, before using the gun to kill himself. The wife of one UPS employee described a chaotic scene inside the UPS facility, where the assailant shot several people execution-style.

Police confirmed three employees died in the incident and two others were hurt, but their conditions were not immediately available.

"The facility is an area package sorting hub and package delivery center", the UPS statement said. Sen.

On the same day that suspected gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice (wounding five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise), similar violence broke out at a UPS facility in San Francisco.

Responding officers encountered multiple shooting victims, Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin with the San Francisco Police Department, said during a news conference outside the building. He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is about a block from his shop. "He said the shooter had a handgun and that he recognized him as a UPS employee".

UPS spokesman Kyle Peterson released a statement saying there had been an incident inside the company's San Francisco facility.

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred in June 2016 when a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State militant group killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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Neighbours said they heard up to eight rapid gunshots.

Some of those shot were taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The large UPS processing facility is about two miles south of downtown. A source says the gunman was a single shooter and that he is a disgruntled employee.

- San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 14, 2017#SFPD is conducting a building search.

Police asked people in the area to shelter in place.

The Atlanta-based package delivery company said it is cooperating with law enforcement.

Police are advising people to avoid the area. Police wrote shortly after 10:30 a.m. that the incident has been contained and the building is secure, but investigators are continuing to look through the building for possible victims or witnesses.


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