Twice today, mass shootings occurred in the United States which has sparked yet another contested debate over gun control. After a shooting that took place on a baseball field just outside of Washington, D.C., a gunman opened fire at a San Francisco UPS facility, leaving four dead including the shooter.
A UPS employee shot and killed three coworkers at the company’s main shipping facility in San Francisco Wednesday morning before turning his gun on himself and taking his own life. Two others, also UPS workers, were wounded.
In a late morning media briefing, San Francisco Police Department Assistant Chief Toney Chaplin said officers sped to the scene after receiving reports of gunfire at the UPS building — which covers a block near 16th Street and Potrero Avenue — at 8:55 a.m.
Chaplin said one police response team encountered the gunman, whom he said was armed with an assault pistol. When officers confronted the attacker, Chaplin said, he shot himself in the head. The man died after being taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
The condition of the two other shooters has not been released. According to the outlet, the gunman was a former employee of UPS but there was not a specified motive for the attack.