The tragic shooting Wednesday morning at a San Francisco UPS warehouse has resulted in multiple fatalities, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The police have confirmed that there were six shooting victims, including the shooter. Four people are dead, three of the victims plus the suspect.
Police do not believe the incident is related to terrorism.
The gunman has been reported as a UPS employee, but police have not confirmed that. The gunman opened fire on the third floor of a facility that employs 850 at around 9 a.m. local time, in the Potrero Hill area. Police say they will continue to search the building for additional victims.
According to police, the gunman fired his weapon at his head when confronted by police. Officers secured the weapon an administered aid to the suspect.
Police say there are dozens of witnesses, but they cannot release any information about victims or motive.
The SFPD posted an update on Twitter, confirming that the UPS building is secure.
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 14, 2017
A spokesman for UPS, Steve Gaut, released a statement that confirmed a shooting incident involving four employees within the San Francisco facility, an area package sorting hub and delivery center, on Wednesday morning. They cannot identify anyone involved at this time.
The statement says:
“Local law enforcement are conducting an investigation. We cannot provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation. We understand that there are potentially multiple deaths, although some individuals were transported to the hospital and we are unsure of their status at this time.”
“The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this incident.”
You can hear the update by the SFPD here:
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