Eight Dead After Shooting at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis! Gunman Kills Himself on the Scene Too!
A shooting overnight at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana has left eight dead and multiple people injured. Indianapolis police say that they received a call for an active shooter at the facility. When they arrived they were met with the sound of gunshots. Upon entering the building they found eight people deceased and the shooter had taken his own life.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters in an overnight briefing that several other victims were raced to hospitals, at least one in critical condition, with gunshot wounds and other injuries. Two were treated at the scene. Some others got to hospitals on their own.
Cook said it appears the shooter took his own life, adding, "We don't feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time." She said it wasn't clear whether he was an employee or what his motive might have been.
She called the shooting "very heartbreaking" and "a tragedy."
Police asked anyone with family members who work at the facility who haven't been able to contact them to go to a nearby Holiday Inn Express.
Chaplains are there to assist families, she said.
The facility is near the Indianapolis International Airport.
At this moment there have been no identifications of the victims or the shooter pending family notifications.
These types of mass shootings are becoming all too common in this country. If you have a minute to spare, please pray for the families effected by this shooting and pray for the country.