Three killed, including shooter, at UPS facility in Alabama

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Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:58 AM

(Reuters) - Three people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting on Tuesday at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in Alabama, police said.

The incident occurred at a company facility in the Inglenook neighborhood of Birmingham, police said, adding that all of the dead appeared to be UPS employees.

Officers found the victims, including one person believed to be the shooter, who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters.

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

The motive was not immediately known, Roper said, adding that the shooter was wearing a UPS employee uniform.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky, Colleen Jenkins and Letitia Stein)