• Police identify UPS shooting victims


    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Police say three people have been killed in a shooting at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Ala.

    According to officials, a former worker at the facility opened fire Tuesday morning in a warehouse and killed two co-workers before killing himself.

    Channel 2's Tom Jones traveled to Birminghamas soon as Channel 2 Action News learned of the shooting.

    Sandy Springs-based UPS released the names of the victims Wednesday.

    Doug Hutcheson, a resident of Odenville, Ala., was a driver supervisor and joined the company in 1999. He was 33 years old. 

    Brian Callans, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., was a business manager and worked for UPS for 26 years. He was 46 years old.

    Police identified the shooter as Kerry Tesney, 45, of Trussville, Ala., a recently terminated UPS driver with 21 years of employment. Tesney also died.

    Investigators say the Tesney was just fired Monday.

    Officials say Tesney started shooting either in or near some offices inside the warehouse.

    Workers at the location were shaken up by the shocking incident. One executive told Jones they are setting up counseling sessions for workers.

    “When these people came to work today, they had no idea today would be their last day here on Earth,” said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

    Police say so far they have no motive for the shooting. They plan to talk to other employees and dig into the shooter’s work history.

    Meanwhile the victims’ families are grieving.

    “They were just people working at their job and for them to lose their lives today is extremely sad,” said Roper.

    UPS released a statement Tuesday that says, in part, “Our focus now is on assisting the families of the victims, as well as the employees who work in this facility. We have reached out to the families and are providing counseling and support to employees during this difficult time.”

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