A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis’ main airport Thursday night, killing 8 people wounding several others.
A ccording to department spokesperson Genae Cook, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting last night. Cook told reporters during a news conference,
“We’re still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident.
At least four people were transported to local hospitals, including one person with critical injuries.
The FedEx Indianapolis hub, which employs more than 4,500 team members, is the second-largest hub in the company’s global network.
FedEx issued a statement after the incident, saying it is cooperating with authorities and working to get more information.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport.
Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected.”
A witness who said he works at the facility told WISH-TV that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots. Jeremiah Miller said,
“I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open.”
The shooting in Indianapolis comes after a pair of shootings last week in South Carolina and Texas.
Three other mass shootings happened last month, beginning with a gunman’s rampage in Georgia that killed eight people at three spas in the Atlanta area on March 16. Less than a week later, a gunman killed 10 people inside a Colorado supermarket. Then, on the last day of March, four people – including a 9-year-old boy – were killed in a targeted shooting inside an office building in Southern California.
According to Wikipedia, as of March 31, 126 mass shootings have left 148 people dead and 481 injured, some including the shooter(s).
All this death and misery so that gun owners can have their “freedom”.
Many casualties in shooting incident at FedEx facility in US city of Indianapolis, police say https://t.co/D7H0SMEgza— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 16, 2021
IMPD Officer Genae Cook confirms an active shooter was at the FedEx building around 11:00, says they believe the gunman killed himself. pic.twitter.com/oUEYCpN1t5— Sarah Nelson (@SarahNelsonIndy) April 16, 2021
(via USA Today)