Up to 4 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire in San Francisco

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June 14, 2017Jun 14, 2017

On the same morning a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball near Washington, D.C., another gunman walked into his San Francisco workplace and began shooting his coworkers.

According to USA Today, the gunman at the UPS facility in the Potrero Hill area then turned his gun on himself Wednesday morning. He later died at the hospital.

NBC Bay Area is reporting that three of the shooting victims have died as well. The gunman was wearing his UPS uniform at the time. At least two other people were wounded, according to the Los Angeles Times. News outlets are reporting differing numbers of those killed and injured.

Mashie Kleven, who witnessed the shooting, exclaimed, "Terrifying. All hell broke loose. I've seen this stuff in the news but never expected to see it in real life."

Another witness, Sarah Meier-Heredia, explained, “When we were immediately outside the facility entrance, I saw a tall man that looked to be directing people out and away from the building. As the final people came running out, I heard multiple gunshots. At first I thought eight or nine, but maybe more like five or six. Rapid succession — bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam.”

Witnesses revealed the gunman didn’t say much before he started shooting. His name has not been released.

San Francisco Police Assistant Chief Toney Chaplin said, “We believe this incident is not related to terrorism."

Watch for more details as they come in. Please pray for the families of the victims!