At least three people were killed and two injured when a man dressed in a UPS uniform let loose a barrage of gunfire Wednesday morning at the delivery company’s building in the Potrero Hill area of San Francisco, officials said.
In addition to the three dead, the gunman shot himself in the head when confronted by police inside the building and later died, Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin said.
Our thoughts are with those affected by today’s tragic incident at a UPS facility in San Francisco.
The gunman barged into the facility near 17th and Vermont streets around 9 a.m. local time and began shooting, San Francisco police confirmed to Fox News. The building is located in the Potrero Hill, which is about 2 1/2 miles from downtown San Francisco.
At least three other people were hospitalized, KTVU reported. The gunman was an employee at the facility, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut confirmed, adding that he believed the employee “turned the gun on himself,” though he did not have additional information.
The shooting led to a massive police response, initiating a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area. Police said the incident has been “contained” and the “building is secure.”
The Department of Emergency Management said it is an “active law enforcement incident.” The FBI is aware of the incident but has not intervened, the bureau told Fox News.
A woman who said she was an employee at the facility told KTVU that the gunman opened fire on the main sorting floor.
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