People Dead, Including Gunman, in Shooting at UPS Facility: Cops
- Author: Darren Santiago Jun 28, 2017,
Jun 28, 2017, 1:43
A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company's San Francisco packing facilities, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as employees fled frantically into the streets shouting "shooter!", authorities and witnesses said.
Three people have been killed and two more were injured after a shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco Wednesday morning, according to police.
Mayor Ed Lee, in a statement, said he "wanted to thank our courageous officers of the San Francisco Police Department and our dedicated employees at 911 and San Francisco General Hospital".
Police offered no explanation as to a possible motive for the shooting.
An unnamed San Francisco police official on Wednesday identified Lam as the shooting suspect, the AP reported, while a UPS spokesman confirmed he'd been an employee. At least some of the victims were transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where a spokesman for the hospital, Brent Andrew, said they were treated for their injuries.
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services said 911 calls began coming in around 9 a.m. of an active shooter at the massive UPS facility.
UPS has issued a statement about a shooting incident which took place yesterday (14 June) at its San Francisco facility.
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UPS driver Marvin Calderon told KNTV that he recognized the gunman as a fellow employee, but he did not know him personally.
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She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go".
"We are always saddened by the loss of life to gun violence".
A woman named Michelle, who did not want to provide her last name, was walking to work across the street from a UPS facility when she saw several UPS employees running down the street.
"Cook said he heard another series of five shots before the area fell silent and he escaped from the building with others".
"It's really creepy that people next door have the ability to have guns and have the ability to shoot people that they work with". "As they got on the bus, they were all ducking".
Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard about five to eight rapid gunshots.
The residents have been advised to remain indoors and to avoid the shooting area.
Police were seen carrying dozens of bags out of Jimmy Lam's apartment in the city's Inner Richmond neighborhood Wednesday afternoon in the hopes of determining what prompted the 38-year-old to shoot three UPS employees.
About four hours after the shooting, police were examining and towing away what was believed to be the suspect's vehicle, a BMW sedan, parked near the building.