6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

by Ben Pena June 28, 2017, 1:43
6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

Three of those shot died of their injuries, while two others are being treated at the hospital.

The gunman was identified by authorities as San Francisco resident Jimmy Lam. He said that none of the police officers involved fired a shot while the confrontation was happening.

"They were all in rapid succession", said Deng, a 30-year-old tech worker who lives across the street from the warehouse.

A man who lives a half block from the UPS center and who identified himself only as "Chino" said he saw several people, their bodies covered with blood, dragged from the building by uniformed officers or firefighters and loaded into ambulances.

"The suspect put the gun to his head and discharged the weapon", Mr Chaplin said. "Violence is never the answer, but the continuing scourge of gun violence is particularly disheartening", Feinstein said.

"We're going to have to go back and reconstruct not just the last 24 hours, but if there was something that happened in the weeks and months prior", Chaplin said.

Police said the suspect was wearing a UPS uniform, but officials couldn't confirm if he was an UPS employee.

"The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share", he said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those touched by this incident".

Authorities didn't know if the shooter have targeted victims. Eyewitness says at least five injured before shooter was taken down.

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The suspect and victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Media at the scene reported seeing a police tactical team go inside when the incident was unfolding.

Miggins said he saw Lefiti, known as "Big Mike", as he arrived for work just before 9 a.m., a few minutes before the shooting started.

Police also reportedly blocked off streets surrounding the hospital and were diverting motorists away from the building.

Police officers gather outside a United Parcel Service (UPS) facility after a shooting incident was reported in San Francisco on June 14.

One woman who spoke to the Chronicle but declined to give her name said her husband, a UPS employee, witnessed the shooting. Muni and traffic routes in the area have been rerouted, impacting those on the way to work and school. Multiple people were injured, the paper reports.

"Terrifying. All hell broke loose". Some of them, Toney said, were not UPS employees. Many were gathered outside at the corners of 16th and Utah and 17th and Utah.

Investigators were searching a red auto parked near the scene of the shooting.

Marvin Calderon told San Francisco Bay Area news station KNTV that he heard five to six gunshots and that he recognized the gunman as a fellow employee, but he did not know him personally.

She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go". Both were UPS employees.


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