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Fired UPS employee kills 2 former co-workers and himself in Birmingham

Shooting reported at Birmingham UPS facility

A gunman who recently lost his job at UPS opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two former co-workers and himself, Birmingham police said.

UPS gave the man his final notice Monday, Police Lt. Sean Edwards told the Los Angeles Times. He did not say why the man lost his job, but he confirmed that the two victims were managers at the UPS facility in Birmingham’s Inglenook neighborhood and that they may have been specifically targeted.

Police declined to identify the gunman and victims, pending notification of relatives. All three were male, Edwards said.

Edwards told reporters that the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform during the shooting, which took place about 9:20 a.m.

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“Everything occurred in the warehouse area in or near the offices” of the UPS facility, Police Chief A.C. Roper said in a Tuesday morning news conference. By the time police arrived, he said, it was over.

UPS said the company is cooperating with law enforcement and providing counseling to its employees. “We are deeply saddened by this event, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives today,” the company said in a statement. 

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