California (June 15, 2017) A gunman on Wednesday killed three people at a UPS facility in San Francisco before committing suicide, said Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin.
Two other people were also shot and injured, he said. The gunman shot himself when confronted by police, authorities said.
Officers responded to a report of an active shooter about 8:55 a.m. local time at the UPS San Francisco Customer Center, a couple of blocks east of Franklin Square. The package sorting and delivery facility employs 350 people.
Officers arrived to learn the suspect was still inside the building, Chaplin said. A police “contact team” soon found him armed with an assault pistol, the assistant chief said.
“The suspect put the gun to his head and immediately discharged the weapon,” he said. No officer fired a shot during the confrontation, according to Chaplin.
UPS spokesman Steve Gaut released a statement saying that six employees were involved in a “shooting incident” but that the company cannot provide any identifications until the police investigation is complete.
Chaplin said that although the suspect was wearing a UPS uniform, investigators have yet to confirm whether he was an employee. Five other people were injured, likely during the evacuation, he said.
In its statement, UPS said the company wasn’t immediately sure of the status of the survivors who were taken to the hospital.
“The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share,” the statement said.