Shooting At San Francisco UPS Leave 4 Dead, Including Shooter
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 14:37
The dead included the gunman, who shot himself in the head, according to Assistant Chief Toney Chaplin.
Four people were killed, including the gunman, when a UPS employee opened fire at a sprawling company facility in San Francisco, officials said. He said officers found two victims outside and others inside and pulled the wounded to safety as they confronted the gunman, who was armed with an "assault pistol".
Unconfirmed media reports based on a witness account said the gunman shot victims in an "execution-style", and at least one report alleged that Lam had "a history of mental illness".
The shooter and the victims were all drivers, said Steve Gaut, head of investor relations at UPS.
KTVU asked a UPS employee, who happened to be on the streets of San Francisco for his normal route, if he knew Lam.
San Francisco police confirmed a shooting at the facility in the Potrero Hill neighborhood but didnt release information on injuries or the shooter.
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services says it started getting 911 calls around 9 a.m. of an active shooter near a UPS facility.
Police ordered residents and employees in the city's Portero Hill neighbourhood and surrounding areas to shelter in place as they responded to the shooting. The man died after being taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
Officers said that the shooter was in the building when he arrived.
Later, in the second briefing of the day, Chaplin clarified that officers did not engage in shooting the suspect throughout the process. The package sorting and delivery facility employs 350 people.
The construction worker said he also saw people on the roof with their hands up, letting police know they were unarmed.
Associated Press Writers Janie Har, Sudhin Thanawala and Linda Wang in San Francisco and Mike Balsamo contributed reporting from Los Angeles. The two employees wounded in the shooting were taken to area hospitals.
Police declared the building secure and that the incident was contained just after 10:30 a.m.in a tweet.
"The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share", UPS said.
"He said that as the shots came closer, he moved people into nearby offices to 'hunker down'".
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.