UPDATE: Police Seek Motive in Workplace Shooting at San Francisco UPS Facility

A shooter entered a UPS Facility in San Francisco, CA. earlier today and opened fire.

Los Angeles Times reports:

Five people suffered gunshot wounds, including the gunman, whose wound was self-inflicted, according to San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

Steve Gaut, a UPS spokesman said the shooter was a driver and in uniform. All of the workers involved were on the clock and gathering for their morning meeting before heading out with their parcels, he said

The shooting occurred around 9 a.m. and prompted the San Francisco Police Department to issue a “shelter in place” alert to the neighborhood. The UPS facility is on the border of the Mission District and Potrero Hill neighborhoods.


KGO-TV reports:

A source says that four people have been killed, including the gunman, after a shooting at a UPS facility in the area of 17th Street and San Bruno in San Francisco.

According to the Associated Press:

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told The Associated Press that an employee fired inside the facility before the drivers were sent out to do their normal daily deliveries. Gaut said four people were injured and that he believed the shooter “turned the gun on himself.”

“I was confused. They crossed the street and when they got to me, they said, ‘Run, there is a shooter,’ so I started to run with them,” a witness named Michelle told CNN. “Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fired. I feel terrible for the people hurt and for the UPS team that was there but survived.”

Antonio Salic, who was working on a home across the street from the UPS facility at the time of the shooting posted the following video on Facebook Live:

UPS released a statement stating, “UPS confirms there was an incident involving employees within the company’s facility in San Francisco earlier this morning. Local law enforcement have control of the facility and are conducting an investigation. The company is cooperating with law enforcement. We cannot provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation.”


We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.


The Associated Press reports:

The Latest on a shooting in San Francisco (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

San Francisco authorities say they’re interviewing the families of victims and witnesses to piece together what led a gunman to open fire in a UPS warehouse.

Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin told reporters Wednesday that authorities found two victims outside and others inside, calling it a “frightful scene.”

He says officers didn’t fire at the gunman, but that he shot himself when they confronted him.

Chaplin says authorities won’t release the names of the three who were killed and the gunman who took his own life until the medical examiner confirms their identities and families are notified.

He says police won’t know more information about weapon until they test-fire it.

CNN reports:

Officers responded to a report of an active shooter about 8:55 a.m. local time (11:55 a.m. ET) at the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. The package sorting and delivery facility employs 350 people.
Officers arrived to learn the suspect was still inside the building, Chaplin said.
A police “contact team” soon found him armed with an assault pistol, the assistant chief said.

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