A UPS employee opened fire at a San Francisco package delivery facility, killing three employees and then himself as officers closed in, police and the company said. Two other people were wounded.
A UPS employee opened fire at a San Francisco package delivery facility, killing three employees and then himself as officers closed in, police and the company said. Two other people were wounded.

San Francisco police are still trying to determine why a UPS driver shot and killed three co-workers before turning the gun on himself Wednesday at a package sorting and delivery center.

The gunman, who has been identified by police as 38-year-old Jimmy Lam, was wearing his brown UPS uniform when he opened fire during a morning meeting at a warehouse in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin said during a news conference. Police have since identified the victims as 50-year-old Benson Louie, 56-year-old Wayne Chan and 46-year-old Michael Lefiti, according to the Associated Press. Two others were injured in the attack.

Police said Lam then fatally shot himself in the head.

A motive has not yet been determined, but the Associated Press reported that Lam had previously filed a complaint claiming he was working excessive overtime.

Joseph Cilia, with a local Teamsters union that represents UPS workers in San Francisco, told the AP that Lam filed the complaint in March. But Cilia said Lam did not seem angry at the time and Cilia could not understand why Lam appeared to go after three fellow drivers during the shooting rampage.

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.

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SOURCE: Lindsey Bever and Emma Ockerman  
The Washington Post

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