Several people sustained gunshot injuries after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis State of the United States late on Thursday night (US time).
The suspected shooter later killed himself, Indianapolis police stated.
Indianapolis police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook said multiple people had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, but she did not say whether anyone died.
Preliminary information is that the shooter killed himself, she said.
“We don’t feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time,” she said.
FedEx Mass Shooting:
– Multiple shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility, which is the 2nd biggest FedEx Express Hub
– Police declare shooting a “mass casualty incident"
– Multiple people dead in incident (via IndyStar)
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) April 16, 2021
The FedEx facility is located near Indianapolis International Airport. It employs more than 4,500 team members and is the second-largest hub in the company’s global network.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport,” FedEx said in a statement.
“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities,” the company said.
A reporter with WRTV posted an interview on Twitter with a man who said he had been at the facility when the shooting broke out and later saw a body on the floor.
#Indianapolis FedEx Shooting – Eye witness interviews.
Timothy Boillat and Jeremiah Miller
— John Curtis (@Johnmcurtis) April 16, 2021
Earlier, law enforcement officials said there was a “mass casualty situation” at the FedEx facility located at 8951 Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.
(This is a developing story)