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Gunman, 2 Others Dead in UPS Shooting: Reports

Birmingham, Ala., shooter was believed to be former employee
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2014 11:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Three people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting this morning at a Birmingham, Ala., UPS facility, a local police lieutenant tells the AP. The shooting, which took place around 9:30am, was at the hands of a man described as being a white male in his late 40s, AL.com reports. The gunman was also said to be a former UPS employee who was reportedly wearing his UPS uniform during the incident. The Birmingham police chief says police didn't fire any shots; it's thought the gunman turned his weapon on himself after killing the two victims. "It is extremely troubling for the city, for the families involved," the chief tells AL.com. "They were just people working at their jobs." (Read more UPS stories.)

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