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Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco

Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco

Still, Cilia said Lam wasn't angry, and he could not understand why he would open fire on fellow drivers at a morning meeting.

Shaun Vu, a senior UPS driver, said Lam had personal troubles a few years ago that involved a dispute with a girlfriend over visitation rights for their young child.

UPS employees paid respects to the victims at a memorial erected at the packing facility where the shooting had occurred a day earlier. "I got to touch him, but I couldn't hug him", Toia said. "Jimmy wasn't a big complainer".

Victims were taken to the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, spokesman Brent Andrew said.

The construction worker said he also saw people on the roof with their hands up, letting police know they were unarmed. "To assist our employees during this time, UPS has made professional counseling available.", it said. She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go".

When notified of the incident, San Francisco Police (SFPD) issued a "shelter in place" alert to the neighborhood and quickly arrived in full force, with dozens of police cars, armored vehicles, sheriff's cars and fire department vehicles surrounding the building.

Gaut and hospital officials did not have immediate information about anyone's condition.

Mr Lefiti's cousin, Mack Toia, told KGO-TV he was waiting to pick up Mr Lefiti when he heard shots. "I want him back", said his cousin Mack Toia while crying.

- San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 14, 2017#SFPD contained the incident & building is secure. "It creeps me out and I don't feel safe", said an area resident who wanted to remain anonymous.

"I just saw him passing by and asked how he was doing", Vu said. He told him he loved him. "He was a joyful man". He leaves behind a wife and children and co-workers knew him as a man who was "humble and always happy".

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Family members of one of the victims identified him as being Mike Lefiti, 46. They were also not releasing names or details of any of the victims.

Neighbors said they heard up to eight rapid gunshots. "It was like tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat".

Five other people were injured, likely during the evacuation, Chaplin said.

Workers fled frantically into the streets shouting "Shooter!" and police swarmed in, authorities and witnesses said.

San Francisco acting police chief Toney Chaplin said the incident did not appear to terrorism-related.

Authorities say a shooting at a San Francisco UPS warehouse has killed three people as well as the shooter.

"It could have been worse", he said, "lives were saved today".

The UPS facility, which employs about 350 workers in the city's Potrero Hill area, was initially placed under a security lockdown as a precaution.

The suspect was wearing a UPS uniform but investigators have not confirmed whether he was an employee.

"Someone came up and just started shooting", she said her husband told her over the phone. A UPS spokesman said several people were inj.


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