Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

Neighbor heard shots, saw UPS drivers running

Neighbor heard shots, saw UPS drivers running

"He said that as the shots came closer, he moved people into nearby offices to 'hunker down'".

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut identified Lam, an employee with a history of mental illness as the employee who 'turned the gun on himself'.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while the gunman and the fourth person died at San Francisco General Hospital, KNTV reported. San Francisco police Sgt. Toney Chaplin says "the shooter shot himself, and police have not determined a motive".

In a statement, it says: "We can not provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation". There are reports the shooting occurred inside a United Parcel Service facility. Police wrote shortly after 10:30 a.m. that the incident has been contained and the building is secure, but investigators are continuing to look through the building for possible victims or witnesses.

Gaut said the facility's employees have been released from work and he believes most have left the building.

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The deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history occurred in June 2016 when a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State militant group killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Five people were shot and two were killed by an active shooter, NBC Bay Area reported. "The facility is an area package sorting hub and package delivery center", the UPS statement said. Sen.

Tweets from San Francisco residents appeared to show several UPS employees on the roof of the facility with their hands up.

Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard about five to eight rapid gunshots.

Officers evacuated UPS employees from the building, located on San Bruno Avenue in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The four-story building, which covers an entire city block, is clearly visible along Highway 101 as drivers go into downtown San Francisco.

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