Multiple people dead after gunman opens fire at FedEx facility

Yahoo News Staff
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At least eight people are dead and dozens of others are seriously injured following a mass shooting at a delivery service company in the US.

A single gunman opened fire at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis, in the US state of Indiana, on Thursday evening (local time), before taking his own life.

Police said 10 people suffered critical injuries, more than 20 people suffered serious injuries, and more than 30 people were wounded but still able to walk. 

One witness who who said he worked at the facility told WISH-TV he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots.

At least eight people were killed after the shooter opened fire at the facility Thursday. Source: WXIN
At least eight people were killed after the shooter opened fire at the facility Thursday. Source: WXIN

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

When police arrived, officers observed an active shooting scene at the facility, Indianapolis police spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters early Friday (local time).

Ms Cook confirmed eight people had died plus the gunman, while many others were injured. 

Fedex released a statement early on Friday saying it was 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 said.

Live video from news outlets at the scene showed crime scene tape in the parking lot outside the facility.

Another witness told WTTV that his niece was sitting in her car in the driver’s seat when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

“She got shot on her left arm. She’s fine, she’s in the hospital now,” Parminder Singh said.

He said his niece did not know the shooter.

Family members gathered at a local hotel to await word on loved ones. 

Some said employees aren't allowed to have their phones with them while working shifts at the facility, making it difficult to contact them, WTHR-TV reported.

With Associated Press

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