While America was consumed with the shooting of House Whip Steve Scalise this morning in Virginia, another gunman has killed at least two people in San Francisco. The shooting occurred at a UPS Facility around 9 a.m. today, NBC News reports. The incident occurred in the area of 17th Street and Vermont Street in the popular California city. At least three other victims are wounded but no other deaths have been reported.
The San Francisco Police Department has assured the public that the suspect is down after being shot —possibly self-inflicted — and is hospitalized in police custody. The extent of the shooters wounds are unknown. Whether the gunman was an employee of UPS is still in question as well. A spokesperson for UPS released a statement regarding the tragic incident.
Local law enforcement have control of the facility and are conducting an investigation. The company is cooperating with law enforcement. We cannot provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation.
KTVU spoke with an employee of the UPS facility who said the gunman open fired on the main sorting floor of the building. Multiple witnesses also described hearing shots fired and lots of screaming. The wounded victims were transported to the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
#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
Antonio Salic was across the street when he witnessed employees running from the building as he described the scene to CNN.
“I was working and suddenly I heard shots and I peeked out the window. I saw people getting out (of the building), and they were wounded. A lot of people were running.”
Salic also noticed employees on top of the building with their hands up while they were awaiting police assistance.
Despite the unnamed suspect being in custody, the San Francisco Police Department is urging people to stay away of the area as the investigation unfolds.
At least 2 die in shooting at San Francisco UPS facility. Police say gunman shot himself; his condition is unknown https://t.co/ymM5VbK3AY pic.twitter.com/ei9X6NbgLp
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 14, 2017
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