A completely dressed in uniform UPS employee walked into the UPS Distribution Center in San Francisco. The facility is located on 17th Street and San Bruno in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Police Department has issued a statement saying that four people including the gunman have been killed with two others being injured in the shootings.
Witnesses from within the facility say that after shooting others inside the building the gunman then turned the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger in an attempted murder-suicide situation.
This happened around the time of a shift change when a driver's mandatory meeting was being held in the facility. He later died at San Francisco General Hospital.
At this time the identity of the shooter remains unknown however the San Francisco Police Department has been going through the building searching to endure there are no other threats from accomplices. The local area is on complete lockdown as this story continues to unfold.
It is believed however the gunman acted alone and it's not related to terrorism. UPS in an Official Press release said, "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."
Senator Dianne Feinstein also issued a release saying that, “I was heartbroken to learn that yet another senseless act of gun violence has marred our wonderful city. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and to everyone affected by this despicable act. I can't help but recall the 101 California Street shooting in 1993, when eight people lost their lives. Violence is never the answer, but the continuing scourge of gun violence is particularly disheartening. As we learn more details of this shooting, I'm hopeful that we can take away lessons to help prevent these acts from occurring in the future. We must do more to address the underlying roots of these tragic events."
In a day of tragedy involving shootings across the nation this incident is unrelated to previous shooting in Virginia and is at this time being classified as an act of workplace violence.