At a UPS facility in northern California, lives were lost as a disgruntled employee opened fire during a morning meeting. Here are the details.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — According to USA Today, the shooter — identified as Jimmy Lam — was armed with an assault pistol.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) June 14, 2017
During his rage, Lam managed to kill three people — one of which appeared to be a favorite at the facility, 46-year-old Mike Lefiti (Big Mike), as reports CBS – San Francisco.
The source says Lefiti was a veteran driver who now leaves behind two sons and a daughter.
— Kristen Sze (@abc7kristensze) June 15, 2017
Lam managed to shoot and kill two more UPS employees as well: 50-year-old Benson Louie and 56-year-old Wayne Chan, according to ABC News.
After Lam killed these men, he possibly would’ve killed more. As can be seen from the photo below, employees had escaped to the roof — those who didn’t get a chance to escape the facility altogether.
These employees on the roof were rescued by police pic.twitter.com/3C1NTcAr8o
— Kevin Wood (@megakwood) June 14, 2017
USA Today reports that police arrived to the scene around 9 a.m.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 15, 2017
San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin notes that one of the police teams located Lam. Once Lam saw the team coming toward him, he put the pistol to his own head and pulled the trigger.
The source mentions that Lam received medical treatment but later died.
Officially, reports say there hasn’t been a motive determined for Jimmy Lam’s killing spree.
But, this is someone who came with a premeditated plan to kill multiple people at the facility.
— Aurora World View (@AuroraWorldView) June 15, 2017
Whatever the motive, it was apparently hostile.
According to CBS – San Francisco, Lam had filed various complaints about having to work so much overtime. Actually, he had filed formal overtime grievances.
Nevertheless, police officers raided Jimmy Lam’s house around 3:30 p.m., on June 14. They confiscated “a computer tower, file boxes and other items, all of which were placed into the backs and trunks of police vehicles,” as reports KTVU-2 News.
One of Lam’s neighbors mentioned as follows.
“It’s really creepy that people next door have the ability to have guns and have the ability to shoot people that they work with. It creeps me out and I don’t feel safe.”
Of course, no one noticed any signs of this beforehand. They never do.
— Betty Yu (@BettyKPIX) June 15, 2017
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