SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Police say four people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside a UPS facility in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three victims before turning the gun on himself.
According to a San Francisco NBC affiliate (http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Active-Shooter-San-Francisco-Police-428441423.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_BAYBrand), investigators have identified San Francisco resident Jimmy Lam as the shooter. Although a motive for the shooting is not yet known, police have confirmed that Lam was employed at the facility.
Lam, who sources say has a history of mental illness, was dressed in his UPS uniform when he opened fire.
Speaking on behalf of the company, a UPS spokesperson said that although he could not give specifics in light of the ongoing investigation, the company was devestated to hear of the tragedy.
“The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
In a press conference shortly after the incident, police officials were quick to assure the public that the shooting was not an act of terrorism.
“This is a tragedy that has touched many lives today,” Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin said. “The shooting is not related to terrorism.”
Democratic leaders in California expressed their sympathy for the victims before calling again for the need for stricter gun laws.
“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,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said in a statement.
California Gov. Jerry Brown also issued a statement via Twitter, tweeting, “Our thoughts & prayers are with everyone impacted by senseless violence today in SF & Alexandria.”
Chaplin confirmed that two other victims suffered gunshot wounds during the attack, but doctors say they are expected to recover.