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UPS Shooting Birmingham: Fired Employee Kills 2 Supervisors, Himself

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Law enforcement investigate a workplace shooting at the UPS Service Center on Inglenook Lane in Birmingham, Ala. (Joe Songer/AL.com/Landov)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 02:55 PM

Three people are dead after a former UPS worker, fired a day earlier, began shooting in a Birmingham, Alabama, UPS facility Tuesday morning.

The gunman, who was dressed in a UPS uniform, killed two people and then himself.

The man, who had not been identified early Tuesday afternoon, was fired from his job on Monday.

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The two victims of the shooting were supervisors in the UPS facility and both were white males, AL.com reported.

UPS issued a brief statement confirming there had been a shooting about 9:40 a.m. in its facility near Birmingham, and said the company was cooperating with police in the investigation.

Birmingham’s WBRC reported that police received numerous calls about the shooting and that many UPS employees were able to run from the building during the incident. 

"When police officers entered the facility, they identified and located the three bodies, one of those is obviously the shooter, and it appeared he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told WBRC.

"It appears that the shooter knew exactly who he wanted to target at the time," Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards told the station.

"We'll be digging into the work history, into the background, also talking to family members and these other employees who may be able to shed some information on what happened today,'' Roper told AL.com. "We have a pretty good idea about what transpired inside the business. We want to make sure we get a good picture of what led up to today and what we can do in the future to prevent it.”

AL.com said Springvale elementary and middle schools were temporarily placed on lockdown until it was fully understood what was happening. There apparently was a connection between the shooting and a child at the school, the site said.

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