Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 4:44
He also said he knew the shooter, also a driver who he described as "a shy and quiet person", who he believes had been working for UPS for eight to 10 years. Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fired. "A lot of people were running".
"Police approached and they were taken to a safe place", he said.
"I saw UPS employees running, probably 40 to 50 of them", said Susan Johnson, manager at a glass and mirror business across the street.
UPS spokesman Steve Gaunt told local media that the shooter - apparently a disgruntled employee - burst into a room where workers were gathering for a morning meeting before heading out to make deliveries and opened fire. SFPD is going through the building, making sure there aren't any other accomplices but they say the building is secure. He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is about a block from his shop.
A long column of two rows of UPS employees were escorted out of the building by armed police officers, KPIX-TV reported.
She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go". Police have not publicly commented on injuries or fatalities.
In the surrounding streets, family members of UPS workers began to gather. "So far, reports 5 shot, possibly 2 killed", Schwartz said. "He called her soon after the shooting to say, "'I'm OK, '" she said.
"This is a tragedy that has touched many lives today", Chaplin said. She said she ducked in the auto while her husband drove off quickly. "I get to take my husband home and someone else doesn't".
The facility is an area package sorting hub and package delivery centre, employing 850 people.
The federal Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was sending a team to the crime scene to help in the investigation.
At least two people are dead after a shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, San Francisco Deputy Police Chief Mikail Ali said. He just wanted to let me know he was okay.
"We are always saddened by the loss of life to gun violence". "Any shooting is one shooting too many".
According to Francis Zimora from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a scene with multiple casualties.