Indianapolis: Multiple people shot at FedEx site, gunman dead

Henrietta Strickland
April 16, 2021

No law enforcement officers were injured.

The shooting in Indianapolis comes after a pair of shootings last week - one in SC that left six people dead, including the gunman, former National Football League player Phillip Adams - and another at a cabinet-making facility in Texas.

"We're still working with FedEx security for anything that might have been an indication this was going to happen right now", Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigations Craig McCartt said at the briefing on Friday. Taylor spoke from a hotel where family members are awaiting word on their loved ones.

A man opened fire inside a FedEx warehouse facility in Indianapolis late Thursday night, killing eight people and injuring five others.

Those incidents followed three high-profile mass shootings last month, beginning with a gunman's rampage in Georgia that killed eight people at three spas in the Atlanta area on March 16.

The Chicago footage, of an incident that took place on March 29, came amid the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of the cold blooded murder after kneeling on the neck of a black man in Minneapolis, where another 20-year old black man died last week at the hands of a policewoman who says she mistakenly used her gun instead of a taser. "The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities".

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

Cook said it was too early to tell whether the shooter was an employee at the facility. It was not clear if the unnamed gunman worked at the FedEx facility or what his motive was, and the dead were yet to be identified.

Some said employees aren't allowed to have their phones with them while working shifts at the facility, making it hard to contact them, WTHR-TV reported. "I immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend's mother, she came in and told us to get inside the auto".

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett wrote on Twitter early on Friday: "This morning, Indianapolis residents are confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbours". Less than a week later, a gunman killed 10 people inside a Colorado supermarket.

"Preliminary information is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life here at the scene", she said.

At least four people were hospitalized, including one person with critical injuries.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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