Three people were fatally shot and two were wounded when a co-worker opened fire on Wednesday inside a United Parcel Service facility in San Francisco, the authorities said. The gunman then shot himself to death.
Officers responded at the facility, a package-sorting hub and delivery center in Potrero Hill, a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city, after receiving a call about a shooting at 8:55 a.m., said Assistant Chief Toney Chaplin of the San Francisco Police Department.
The suspect, described by local news media as a disgruntled driver for the company, was in the building when the officers arrived, and then shot himself in the head with his assault pistol, Chief Chaplin said. The gunman was dressed in a UPS uniform, the police said.
The names of the victims and the gunman were not released.
A statement from UPS said 350 people work at the hub and delivery center.
It was not immediately clear how many people were at work when the shooting happened at the facility at 2222 17th Street and takes up an entire block in a neighborhood of warehouses and tech company offices, and is crisscrossed by freeway overpasses.