8 people killed & ‘many’ wounded in mass shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Eight people have been killed and numerous others wounded in a shooting that occurred at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport in Indiana, police said.
Law enforcement rushed to the scene on Thursday night after receiving reports of shots being fired inside the building. “As officers arrived, they came into contact with an active shooting incident,” city police spokeswoman Genae Cook told the media. “We have located eight people deceased at the scene, and many others with injuries.”
In earlier statements, Indianapolis police described the shooting as a “mass casualty” incident and said preliminary information suggested that the suspect had taken his own life. The community was no longer in danger, police stressed.
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Reports of several people shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility#Indianapolis l #INPolice & EMS personnel are responding to a FedEx facility where reports say 8 people have been shot. The shooter has not been detained and may still be shooting.More details shortly! pic.twitter.com/UzJwc8P8I1— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) April 16, 2021
One man told local media his niece was shot in the arm at a gas station just outside the warehouse complex that includes a FedEx Ground warehouse.
Here's a look at the @FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport where multiple people were shot tonight. @wrtv has crews on the way to the scene. #WRTVhttps://t.co/ZoOuknFgWipic.twitter.com/rpavdWhKBz— Michael R. Hartz (@MikeThePhotog) April 16, 2021
Witnesses who spoke to the media reported hearing gunfire and seeing bodies in the facility. One person said they saw the alleged suspect firing an automatic weapon.
BREAKING: MASS CASUALTY AT FEDEX INDIANAPOLIS: Police now calling this a mass casualty. Unclear how many victims.Parminder Singh tells @CrownJournalist his niece was shot in the arm. She's now in the hospital. https://t.co/hKmw5xsJH4pic.twitter.com/ykCSSYACwq— Darius Johnson (@DariusJohnsonTV) April 16, 2021
The FedEx facility employs more than 4,500 people and is the second-largest hub in the company's global network, according to the Indianapolis Star.
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