Friday, April 16th, 2021

8 killed in US shooting

Friday, 16 April 2021 | 9:05 am | 80 times

8 killed in US shooting

At least eight people were killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed himself, police said.

Multiple others were injured on Thursday night when gunfire erupted at the facility near Indianapolis International Airport, police spokesperson Genae Cook said.

At least four people were hospitalised, including one person with critical injuries. Another two people were treated and released at the scene, Cook said.

The shooter was not immediately identified and investigators were still in the process of conducting interviews and gathering information.

Cook said it was too early to tell whether the shooter was an employee at the facility.

Police were called to reports of gunfire just after 11pm and officers observed an active shooting scene, Cook said.
“We’re still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident,” Cook said.

FedEx released a statement saying it is cooperating with authorities and working to get more information.

“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport. Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected,” the statement said.

Family members gathered at a local hotel to await word on loved ones.

Some said employees are not allowed to have their phones with them while working shifts at the facility, making it difficult to contact them, WTHR-TV reported.


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