Eight people shot and killed in Indianapolis FedEx shooting

James Marshall
April 16, 2021

Indianapolis police are investigating a shooting at a FedEx facility on the city's southwest side that left eight people dead.

Interstate-70 near the airport was temporarily closed Thursday night in both directions as police responded to the scene of the shooting.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Public Information Officer Genae Cook told reporters at around 1 a.m. Friday that "multiple" victims were transported to hospitals throughout the area and had injuries "consistent with gunshot wounds". Another two people were treated and released at the scene.

Christina Valor said she had learned about the shooting from the news and driven to the hotel because her sister, Natalie Valor, worked there and had not been in touch.

"I saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open". "What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me".

Investigators are working to gather information on the suspect, who has not yet been identified.

Cook told reporters officers had responded to an "active shooter incident", adding they believe the gunman died by suicide.

It was at least the third mass shooting this year in Indianapolis alone. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March.

Local media cited a company spokesman as saying that FedEx is now considering reevaluating a policy that prohibits employees from having their phones with them during shifts, making it hard to contact them. Police asked anyone with family members who work at the facility that they weren't able to get in contact with to go to the Holiday Inn Express at 8555 Stansted Drive. The gunman later killed himself. "And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a site that no one should ever have to see". Police were still working at the scene conducting interviews in the early hours of Friday.

"We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport".

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