(Reuters) A gunman shot and killed eight people and injured several others at a FedEx (NYSE 🙂 facility in Indianapolis before killing himself, police said earlier on Friday.
An Indianapolis police officer said the authorities no longer feel a positive threat to the community.
“It was very heartbreaking today and, you know, at the Annapolis Metro Police Station, the police answered, they came, they went in and they did their job,” Police Genae Cook said.
The incident took place at a FedEx facility on Mirabel, Indianapolis, late on Thursday night. The facility is located near the Indianapolis international airport.
Cook said four people were transported to the hospital – one was in critical condition injured by bullets and another three were injured.
Cook said two other people were treated at the facility by medical staff and released and “many” others went to hospitals in nearby areas.
She said police will have a press conference later on Friday morning.
“I was heartbroken by the mass shootings at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis and prayed for all those affected by this tragedy,” said US Senator André Carson, an Indiana representative.
“I am contacting the local authorities for all the details of the attack and my office is ready to help all affected people in any way possible.”
A FedEx spokesperson said the company is working to gather more information and is cooperating with investigating authorities.
An Indiana Police Public Information Officer tweeted that Interstate 70, where the FedEx facility is located, reopened without the Ameriplex Parkway entrance from either direction.
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