Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 17:35
Several people believed to be UPS employees stood on the rooftop parking area at the building with their hands raised, apparently to indicate they were not involved and needed assistance.
About 90 minutes after the shooting at the building, used as a processing and distribution center for UPS parcels, police declared the scene contained.
The specific motive behind the San Francisco shooting has yet to be determined, but it was undoubtedly influenced by the profound social crisis gripping the United States.
(Amos Gregory via AP).
Four people are dead, including the gunman, after an employee opened fire at a UPS Center in San Francisco Wednesday morning.
(Jerry Zakatchenko via AP).
The deadliest mass shooting in modern USA 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. The company is providing trauma and grief counseling to employees.
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.
In a statement, UPS did not confirm any of the speculation surrounding the reason for the shooting. Grief counselors were also at the facility. The gunman had recently been fired from the facility. "Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fire".
Officials, UPS employees and neighbors described chaos and panic as shots rang out during a morning meeting before drivers were sent on their delivery routes. "And then I heard five more shots". "Any shooting is one shooting too many".
"It's senseless. I can't think of anything". Chan, 56, had 28 years of service, and Lam was an 18-year veteran. He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is about a block from his shop. It was cleaned, and deliveries resumed Thursday, Rosenberg said.
"They were screaming Go! Go!"
Amid a barrage of gunfire, some workers sought refuge on the roof of the four-story facility, while others ran outside and pounded on the windows of a public bus, witnesses said. She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go".
Officers said that the shooter was in the building when he arrived.
The building is located in the Potrero Hill, which is about 2 1/2 miles from downtown San Francisco.
"I came out the van, I walked up towards the gate and I looked over and I saw my cousin sprawled out on the concrete", Toia told ABC affiliate KGO-TV, adding he had rushed to the body and said, "I love you". "He was a joyful man. Always happy", Mr Miggins said. A photo on his Facebook page shows Lefiti in his brown UPS uniform holding a trophy.