A shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis left eight dead. Photo from CNN.
A gunman killed eight people and himself late Thursday night at a FedEx shipping facility near the Indianapolis airport. Police say at least five others were injured and were transported or took themselves to local hospitals.
The shooting occurred at roughly 11 p.m. Thursday outside the 24-hour facility.
Police released no identification of the shooter or victims, only confirming the shooter was a man. One witness told the NBC Today show that the gunman carried an “AR”-style rifle.
Several media outlets said unhurt workers were trying to reach family members, a process delayed by rules at the facility that prevent workers from having cell phones on the job.
Police say the gunman first opened fire in the parking lot, where several bodies were found. Authorities say the gunman then tried to enter the facility but did not get deep within the massive facility, which sorts thousands of packages every day.
UPDATE from the FedEx facility mass shooting:
-8 people pronounced dead at the scene
-5 people transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds
-2 people received treatment at the scene.
If you left the facility last night police want to hear from you. 317-262-TIPS. @wrtv
— Kelsey Anderson (@kanderson_WRTV) April 16, 2021
A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
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