BREAKING: 5 shot, 2 dead in San Francisco UPS shooting

San Francisco Police reported a shooting at large UPS warehouse and customer service center Wednesday morning, and were warning people to take shelter.

WKYC-TV journalist Frank Macek tweeted that at least 5 people were shot and 2 are confirmed dead.

Likewise, NBC News editor Bradd Jaffy tweeted that “At least 5 people have been shot and 2 are dead at a UPS facility in San Francisco, @anblanx reports: suspect is down.”

USA Today reported that police do have an “unidentified person in custody,” and the shooting appears to be “workplace-related.”

The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. local time at a UPS facility in the Potrero Hill area.

The gunman – a man reported to be a UPS driver – started shooting on the third floor of the building, and was taken into custody by police and transported to a hospital.

Local news, SFGate, reported that two bodies were seen lying in the middle of the street, covered with yellow tarps.

An employee who was interviewed stated he had been inside the building when the shooting took place, and he recognized the shooter as a UPS employee.

A man who lives nearby, identified as “Chino,” said he saw several people emerging from the building covered in blood.  “I was sick to my stomach, seeing those bodies. They were looking pretty bad,” he stated.

 

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