UPS Employee Shoots, Kills 3 and Self at San Francisco Center

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -
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UPS workers gather outside a UPS package delivery warehouse where a shooting took place on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A UPS employee opened fire at a San Francisco package delivery facility on Wednesday, killing four and prompting a massive police response in a neighborhood near downtown, according to officials and local media.

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

Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard about five to eight rapid gunshots. The next thing he knew, he said, “a mob of UPS drivers” was running down the street screaming “shooter, shooter.”

Uniformed UPS employees were later led out in a line by officers next to a highway. They walked away calmly with emergency vehicles nearby and gathered nearby outside a restaurant.

The shooting led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area.

It came the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice, wounding U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others.