UPS worker killed in targeted attack

BIRMINGHAM, AL – A UPS employee died on Tuesday evening in Birmingham, Alabama, after being shot in what law enforcement describes as a targeted attack. The shooter remains at large, further heightening concerns.

The victim, identified as 44-year-old Anthony Lamar Love Jr., was declared dead at the scene by authorities. According to Sgt. Laquitta Wade of the Birmingham Police, the incident occurred around 6 p.m., just as Love Jr. was leaving the UPS facility after finishing his shift.

Reports indicate that the shooter intentionally targeted Love Jr. and subsequently fled the scene. Details about the shooter’s identity or description remain undisclosed.

While the tragic event has left fellow UPS drivers and community members shaken, Sgt. Wade confirmed that the shooting was not a workplace incident. She urged the public to provide any information on the shooting by directly contacting the police.

Expressing empathy for Love Jr.’s grieving family and colleagues, Wade reiterated that the shooting was a targeted attack and there was no immediate risk to the public.

This incident marks the 36th homicide in Birmingham during 2022, out of which four have been deemed non-criminal on grounds of justification. It also serves as a grim reminder of a mass shooting at the same UPS facility back in September 2014, which resulted in three deaths.