8 Killed in Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility, Gunman Dead

The Quint
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Eight people were killed in a shooting incident that took place at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, US, the police said on Friday, 16 April. Apart from them, at least four people were hospitalised, one of whom has suffered critical injuries.

Two people were treated and released at the scene, police said, according to AP.

The incident occurred at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Officer Genae Cook, officers were called to the location at around 11 pm, where they found an "active shooter incident".

The gunman is now dead, having taken his own life, police said, according to reports. Police have not yet identified the shooter and investigators are still conducting interviews and collecting information.

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IMPD Public Information Officer William Young said the incident has been deemed a “mass casualty”.

A witness who works at the facility told reports that he saw a man with a gun.

"I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open," Jeremiah Miller said, according to AP.

In a statement, FedEx said that 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,” the statement read.

(With inputs from AP and AFP.)

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