A gunman in San Francisco fatally shot and wounded two co-workers before killing himself. San Francisco police have contained the shooting which was at a UPS warehouse and package delivery center.
The shooter, a UPS driver, has been taken to San Francisco General Hospital after shooting himself. His condition is not known.
This shooting comes just hours after one of the top Republicans in Congress, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), was shot and wounded in Northern Virginia, along with four others.
The incident in San Francisco is still unfolding, and we will update this post as we get more information.
#SFPD PIO is responding out to the scene. Media staging area will be at 17th and Potrero Ave. pic.twitter.com/HabDSp32xi— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 14, 2017
Here’s what we know
- Shortly after 9 am Pacific time today, the San Francisco Police Department tweeted that there had been a shooting at 17th and Vermont Streets. They added that commuters should expect street closures and traffic delays.
- At 9:30 PT, the department tweeted to ask people still in the area of the shooting to “shelter in place.” The shelter in place was lifted at 11:30 PT.
- UPS employees were seen being escorted out of the building by police, and some were rescued from the rooftop of the building.
These UPS employees were rescued by Police with guns drawn pic.twitter.com/i3BIRgM8UP— Kevin Wood (@megakwood) June 14, 2017
- The police have taken back control over the UPS building, per a statement from UPS. The police confirmed this in a tweet, which said they’ve “contained” the incident.
- Six people have sustained gunshot wounds and four were killed, including the shooter.
- UPS spokesperson Steve Gaut said the shooter “turned the gun on himself.” This was later confirmed by San Francisco Deputy Police Chief Mikail Ali to CNN.
- Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin told local reporters that two guns were recovered at the scene and that the department does not think that this incident is related to terrorism.
What we don’t know
- The condition of the shooter.
- Who the shooter is or what his or her motives were. We know that the shooter was a UPS driver, but it’s not clear why he started shooting at his co-workers.
Condolences have been pouring in from across the country.
We are always saddened by the loss of life to gun violence. Any shooting is one shooting too many.— Mayor Ed Lee (@mayoredlee) June 14, 2017
Incredibly difficult day. My thoughts are with the injured and the families of those lost in today’s shooting at UPS in SF’s Potrero Hill.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 14, 2017