Multiple dead in shooting at San Francisco UPS Center

Credit: San Francisco Police

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Multiple people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a UPS Center in San Francisco Wednesday morning.

A UPS employee opened fire at around 9:00 a.m. inside of the UPS customer service center near 17th and Utah.

A source tells KRON4 that four people were shot. The gunman was also shot and has died.

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said that an employee fired inside the facility before the drivers were sent out to do their normal daily deliveries. Gaut said that he believed the shooter “turned the gun on himself.”

Witnesses say they heard several shots and saw people running out the UPS building.

A woman named Michelle, who did not want to provide her last name, was walking to work across the street from a UPS facility when she saw several UPS employees running down the street. They told her to run because there had been a shooting, she told CNN, explaining she ran about a block with the workers.

“I was confused. They crossed the street and when they got to me, they said, ‘Run, there is a shooter,’ so I started to run with them,” she said. “Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fired. I feel terrible for the people hurt and for the UPS team that was there but survived.”

A spokesman for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said that the hospital has received victims, but he did not know exactly how many or their conditions.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

Police are advising the public to avoid the area. SFPD tweeted that the building is secure but they are still searching for additional victims and witnesses.

They are asking people in the area to shelter in place until further notice.

The SB and NB I-280 Mariposa off-ramp is closed. Streets in the area are also closed.

The site of the shooting is the Potrero Hill area, a largely residential neighborhood. The shooting was also not far from a Whole Foods market and the brewery that makes Anchor Steam beer.

Statement from UPS:

UPS confirms there was a shooting incident involving 4 employees within the company’s facility in San Francisco earlier this morning. Local law enforcement are conducting an investigation. We cannot provide information as to the identity of persons involved at this time, pending the police investigation. We understand that there are potentially multiple deaths, although some individuals were transported to the hospital and we are unsure of their status at this time.
The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this incident.
The facility is an area package sorting hub and package delivery center.

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