4 dead, including gunman, after shooting at SF UPS Center

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Four people are dead, including the gunman, after an employee opened fire at a UPS Center in San Francisco Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened at around 9 a.m. inside of the UPS customer service center near 17th and Utah streets.

San Francisco Police Department said there were six shooting victims.

Police responded to a report of multiple people shot. They entered the building and confronted the gunman, who was wearing a UPS uniform. Once police confronted him, he put the gun to his head and shot himself.

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said that an employee fired inside the facility before the drivers were sent out to do their normal daily deliveries.

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 two victims, but he did not know their conditions.

No officers fired their weapons or were injured in the shooting.

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

At 3:30 p.m., police announced that they finished searching the building and are allowing workers to re-enter the building to gather their belongings.

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 an incident involving employees within the company’s facility in San Francisco earlier this morning. 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.

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