At least eight people died in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday.
Genae Cook, an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said police responded to a report of gunshots being fired at the facility, near the city’s airport, after 11 p.m. local time. . told reporters early Friday morning.
Police believe that the shooter is believed to have committed suicide after officers arrived at the scene.
“We have many people injured at the same time with gunshot injuries. We have others that have been transported to different hospitals in the area, “said Cook to speak. It is still unclear how many people were injured.
Cook said that anyone who is unable to contact a family member working at the FedEx facility should meet at a local Holiday Inn Express. The Indianapolis Star report that the hotel was “packed” early Friday morning with people waiting anxiously for news of their loved ones.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of team members following the catastrophic shootings at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis,” FedEx said in a statement early Friday morning, some news agencies. report. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by this pointless act of violence.
The past month saw a series of mass shootings in the US that killed dozens of people. On March 16, eight people – six of them Asian – died during a photo shoot at spas in the Atlanta area. Since then, 10 people died in a grocery store in Colorado; a former NFL player killed six people, including himself, at the doctor’s house; three members of a family in Brooklyn and four members of a family in Dallas killed by loved ones and then committed suicide; one died and five were injured at a locker-order business in Bryan, Texas. On Monday, an armed student died after shot and wounded a police officer in Tennessee.
Mass shootings are commonplace in America compared to other countrieseven if they account for a small proportion of deaths from gun violence. So far in 2021, at least 5,401 people died from gun violence on April 16, excluding those who died from suicide, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.
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