RISE: Details on UPS shooter; ‘mean’ comment frustrates GOP; Money’s back – News – telegram.com – Massachusetts News

RISE: Details on UPS shooter; ‘mean’ comment frustrates GOP; Money’s back – News – telegram.com – Massachusetts News

A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company’s San Francisco packing facilities, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as employees fled frantically into the streets shouting “shooter!,” authorities and witnesses said.

UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance

SAN FRANCISCO — A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company’s San Francisco packing facilities, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as employees fled frantically into the streets shouting “shooter!,” authorities and witnesses said.

The gunman, Jimmy Lam, filed the grievance in March complaining that he was working excessive overtime, Joseph Cilia, an official with a Teamsters Union local that represents UPS workers in San Francisco, told The Associated Press.

Still, Cilia said Lam wasn’t angry, and he could not understand why he would open fire on fellow drivers at a morning meeting. Cilia says witnesses told him Lam appeared to specifically go for the drivers who died, chasing at least one of them out of the building.

“I never knew Jimmy to not get along with people,” Cilia said. “Jimmy wasn’t a big complainer.”

Two other UPS employees were wounded, but Cilia said both were released from the hospital.

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