UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 14:18
"He said that as the shots came closer, he moved people into nearby offices to 'hunker down'". Two others suffered gunshot wounds during the incident and are still in the hospital, according to police. They are: Darnell Earley, who was Flint's emergency manager when the city used the river; Howard Croft, who ran Flint's public works department; Liane Shekter Smith; and Stephen Busch. The facility operates as a packaging sorting hub and delivery center.
Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of how Flint's water system became poisoned after officials tapped the Flint River in 2014. Sources told NBC Bay Area that Lam may have been upset with his boss.
Lefiti's cousin, Mack Toia, told KGO-TV he was at the UPS facility waiting to pick up Lefiti when he heard shots.
Police arrived in minutes.
At the Diamond Heights Safeway, where Lefiti frequently parked his UPS truck, friends and customers set up a shrine with flowers, candles and photographs.
A gunman killed three people and wounded two at a San Francisco warehouse facility operated by UPS before turning the gun on himself, authorities said today.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was sending a team to the crime scene to help in the investigation.
"They were all in rapid succession", he said. About six hours after the shooting, Chaplin said officers were still interviewing scores of witnesses to determine exactly what happened and when.
"They were screaming, 'Go! Go!" She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go".
The bus driver then stopped to let the workers out. He was shot by Capitol Hill police who were on hand as part of Scalise's security detail.
Witnesses said shots were heard just as delivery drivers were being sent out on their daily routes.
UPS driver Marvin Calderon told KNTV that he recognized the gunman as a fellow employee but did not know him personally. "It creeps me out and I don't feel safe", said an area resident who wanted to remain anonymous.
He said he ran away as fast as he could.
Live video showed a massive police presence near the facility, with employees being led out and embracing each other on the sidewalk just outside.
Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin said that in addition to the shooting victims, five others suffered various injuries, majority occurring during the rush to escape. When they found the gunman, he put the weapon to his head and shot himself. People said prayers and signed a poster honoring their three longtime colleagues. Two others were injured in the attack.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement, offering "condolences and thoughts for the individuals and families affected by the senseless act of violence".
Police did not identify the suspect or say if he was a UPS employee.
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.