During a Wednesday morning meeting, Lam walked up to driver Benson Louie and shot him. Cilia said he would not figure out why Lam would open fire on fellow drivers. UPS said it is awaiting police investigation. He said he saw one person get shot.
“They were banging on the bus and they were screaming, ‘Go! Go!” The supervisor also told everyone on the scene that they would be interviewed by the police.
Another neighbor said it was sad of course for the people who got killed and that it was something they’d never expect.
Wednesday’s shooting prompted a massive police response in a neighbourhood near the California city’s downtown area.
Uniformed UPS employees were later led out in a line by officers next to a highway.
A San Francisco police department official has identified the gunman who opened fire at a UPS warehouse in the city as Jimmy Lam.
The investigation into the shooting at the UPS facility is ongoing. He left his van and saw his cousin sprawled on concrete behind a gate, Toia said.
The building was cordoned off, and police conducted an examination of the fleeing people.
“I just saw him passing by and asked how he was doing”, Vu said.
Mr Toia said he was able to tell his cousin he loved him.
Lam barged into the facility at around 9 a.m. local time and began shooting, police told Fox News. “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”.
A photo on Lefiti’s Facebook page shows him in his brown UPS uniform holding a trophy.
“The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share”, UPS says in a statement.
“It was like tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat”, said Raymond Deng, who live across the street from the warehouse. “It was like tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat”.
Besides the employees who were shot, Chaplin stated that five others were injured during the incident. Two guns were recovered at the scene, including what police referred to as an “assault pistol” used by the shooter. On Wednesday, Chaplin said there was no indication the shooting was terror-related but did not talk about a possible motive.
Mayor Ed Lee said authorities saved lives with a “very proactive response”. “Lives were saved today”.
The shooting occurred at 8:55 a.m., shortly after all the workers had arrived for their shift and were gathering for their pre-delivery meeting, according to UPS spokesman Steve Gaut. Both were UPS employees.
“Someone came up and just started shooting”, she said her husband told her over the phone.
“I was working and suddenly I heard shots and I peeked out the window”, he said.
A San Francisco police vehicle blocks a roadway near the deadly shooting on Wednesday. He said another group of about 10 people gathered on the roof and held up their hands waving for help. No officer fired a shot during the confrontation, Chaplin said.
It was the second shooting to capture national attention Wednesday, coming hours after a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., wounding five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who is in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.