At least 8 Killed In Shooting At Indianapolis FedEx Facility, Suspect Also Dead

At least 8 people were killed and several injured after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

The shooting took place on Thursday night near Indianapolis’ main airport. Police arrived at the facility at about 11 p.m. local time and encountered an “active shooter incident,” according to Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

8 people were fatally injured and multiple others wounded, including one in critical condition. Five of them were taken to hospitals and two others were treated at the scene, police said.

The gunman took his own life at the scene.  Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said the gunman likely shot himself after encountering officers. He has not been identified. The number of victims (8) does not include the perpetrator. The motive for the shooting is unclear.

FedEx said in a statement that they are cooperating with authorities.

. “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence,” a spokesperson for the company said.

“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities,” the company added.

Witnesses: A reporter with WRTV, an Indianapolis station, posted an interview on Twitter with a man who said he was at the FedEx facility when the shooting occurred. The man said he and his friend heard multiple shots and later saw a body on the floor.

An employee at the FedEx warehouse, Jeremiah Miller, told WISH, another local station, that he heard around 10 shots being fired.

“This made me stand up and actually look out the entrance door, and I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open,” Mr. Miller told the station. “I immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend’s mother, she came in and told us to get inside the car.”

Another employee, Levi Miller, told  NBC’s “TODAY” show: “I see a man come out with a rifle in his hand and he starts firing and he starts yellin’ stuff that I could not understand. What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me.”

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