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06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 15:59

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Statement on Mass Shooting at UPS Facility in San Francisco

Four Dead, Including the Shooter, in Second Mass Shooting of Day

Workplace Violence Is the Most Common Type of Active Shooting, According to FBI Analysis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-Today, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence responded to the tragic shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco. Three were killed and two more were shot before the shooter turned the gun on himself, in yet another example of the horrific gun violence that occurs far too frequently in our nation and echoes the rampage killing at 101 California Street in 1993 that led to the Law Center's founding. The shooter was an employee of UPS armed with a semiautomatic pistol, and reports suggest he suffered from mental illness. We know workplace shootings are the most common type of active-shooter situation, according to an FBI analysis.

'This morning, newscasts across the country had to interrupt coverage of a tragic mass shooting to bring live coverage of yet another horrific shooting-this time at a UPS facility in San Francisco,' said Robyn Thomas, executive director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 'Our organization was founded by the survivors of an all-too similar massacre that occurred not far away, at a law firm at 101 California Street. We share our community's sorrow and anger today, and we are heartbroken for those whose lives were shattered or lost. Details are still emerging about this attack, but we know its victims will be among the 300 Americans shot by guns every day-over 114,000 every year, over one million in the last decade. Workplaces are among the most common targets of mass shootings, and it's imperative that we do more to protect our citizens from horrific tragedies like this and support the smart gun laws we know save lives.'

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Our staff attorneys have immediate availability to speak with media on today's shooting, California gun laws, and the state of firearms legislation nationwide.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Garrett McDonough, [email protected], 917-538-3775