At least 8 people were killed and several more were injured in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
According to police, at least eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday before killing himself. Several other people were also injured and taken to hospitals.
The shooting occurred after 11 p.m., according to reports. Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters that the gunman killed himself at the scene. She added that eight bodies were discovered during the search. The gunman was not included in that figure. She mentioned that no law enforcement officers were hurt. The dead were still being identified and their families were being notified by police.
In a statement, FedEx said: “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. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities.”
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett also offered prayers to “the families of those whose lives were cut short” and thanked the “city’s first responders for their tireless work overnight.”
“Their quick response provided critical aid to those injured in the shooting and brought a measure of calm to an otherwise chaotic scene,” he said in a tweet.
IMPD is expected to work with the Indiana State Police to investigate the shooting and to interview people at the scene and at local hospitals. “This is going to be an investigation that goes on throughout the day,” Cook said.
Several mass shootings have occurred in the United States in recent weeks, including one on April 8 at a cabinet company facility in Bryan, Texas, which left one person dead and five others injured.