San Francisco leaders are responding to the shooting at a UPS facility in Potrero Hill on Wednesday that left four dead, including the alleged shooter, by expressing condolences to the victims and calling for stricter gun control laws.
“At this point, the San Francisco Police Department is still investigating the events that occurred this morning. I want to thank our brave officers of the San Francisco Police Department, and our dedicated employees at 911 and San Francisco General Hospital.
I also want to offer my condolences and thoughts for the individuals and families affected by the senseless act of violence at the UPS facility. We all know the familiar faces of our local UPS drivers and delivery persons. Today’s tragedy will be felt in every community served by these committed employees.
We are always saddened when someone loses a life to gun violence. Even one shooting and one victim is too many.” — Mayor Ed Lee
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic shooting that occurred this morning at the UPS facility at 17th and Utah Streets. My thoughts go out to the individuals and families who have been impacted, and I want to express my deep appreciation to the members of SFPD, 911 and San Francisco General Hospital, who addressed this incident quickly and efficiently.
There is an active investigation occurring and I urge those conducting that effort to perform them transparently, thoroughly and quickly with full cooperation from all involved. The public should continue to avoid the area, and follow directions from the Department of Emergency Management on scene. For the latest information, please contact 311.” — Supervisor Malia Cohen, District 10
“We can’t continue to allow this level of gun violence to become the new normal in our nation. Today we mourn the San Franciscans who were murdered in cold blood and send positive energy to the survivors of these shootings. Tomorrow we get back to work to enact common sense gun control legislation.” — Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco