Fired UPS worker kills two supervisors, self, in Alabama

Officers found the two victims along with the gunman, who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Fired UPS worker kills two supervisors, self, in Alabama

World Bulletin/News Desk

A recently-fired UPS employee on Tuesday shot dead two supervisors at the company facility where he had worked in Birmingham, Alabama before turning the gun on himself, police said.

The gunman, who was wearing a brown UPS uniform, had been terminated a day earlier, police said, adding that his motive was not immediately clear.

The shooting occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. at a large, brick UPS service center atop a hill in the Inglenook section of Birmingham, close to the airport, police said.

Officers found the two victims along with the gunman, who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters.

Police fired no shots, he said.

"When these people came to work today, they had no idea that this would be their last day here on Earth," Roper said.

A handgun believed to be the one used in the shooting has been recovered, police said.

Both of the victims were men, police said.

Police were holding off on releasing the names of the dead, whose family members had not all yet been notified, said Birmingham Police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Edwards.

UPS confirmed the incident and said it was cooperating with police.

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