8 Killed In Shooting Rampage At Indianapolis FedEx Facility

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Update (0600ET): The fatality numbers from America’s latest mass shooting are in. At least 8 people were killed during last night’s shooting rampage at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Those 8 were officially declared dead at the scene. At least 4 others have been taken to the hospital and treated for injuries, with at least one of those in critical condition.

Indianapolis police responded just after 2300 local time on Thursday to reports of shots being fired at the facility near Indianapolis’s airport and encountered the shootings still in progress, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said at a news conference.

Source: WSJ

The shooter is believed to have taken his own life at the scene, according to police. A reporter for the New York Post spoke with witnesses who were at the scene when the shooting started.

A FedEx employee, Jeremiah Miller, told the outlet he saw a shooter outside, through an entrance door.

“I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open,” Miller said.

“I immediately ducked down and got scared,” he said. Miller’s coworker, Timothy Boillat, said he saw one person on the ground near a vehicle.

One of the shooting victims was shot in her left arm as she sat in her car in the parking lot, her uncle, Parminder Singh told CBS 4 reporter Courtney Crown.

‘She called. She said there was a shooting in the Fedex [building],’ Singh said.

He said his niece was hospitalized and is doing ‘fine.’

Meanwhile, US Rep. Andr Carson, who represents much of Indianapolis, tweeted the following: ‘I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy.’

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Update (0151ET): FedEx Corporation has released the following statement about the shooting at their FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport:

‘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. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities.’

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Update (0141ET): Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) spokesperson: ‘We have multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. We have others that have been transported to various hospitals…’

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Indianapolis News WISH-TV reports Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) received reports of an active shooter around 11:10 pm local time Thursday at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

The incident was reported at the FedEx facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road in Indianapolis, near Indianapolis International Airport.

Dispatchers declared a ‘mass casualty, Level 1,’ which means the incident involved less than ten surviving victims.

IMPD has yet to release information on how many people were shot or their conditions. There’s also no information if the shooter is in custody.

Here’s the IMPD scanner audio of shots fired at the FedEx facility. The dispatcher said at least ten shots were fired from the entrance or inside the facility. One caller (from inside the facility’s control room) told dispatchers she had no visual on the suspect but heard the shots.

A massive police presence is seen outside the FedEx facility.

Local news Fox 59’s Courtney Crown spoke with a family member of one of the victims who the gunman shot.

‘She called as I was asleep at home. She said there was a shooting in the FedEx. So we just drove from Brownsburg,’ said Parminder Singh, the uncle of one of the victims.

A witness describes the shooting spree to reporters.

Crown interviewed the husband of a FedEx employee who was in the facility during the time of the incident.

Sacramento journalist Matthew Keys said, ‘police initially received a report of a person with a ‘machine gun’ firing into parked cars at the Federal Express facility in Indianapolis, then entering the facility where the suspect continued shooting.’

Keys said as many as five people were shot at the FedEx facility. He also said the ‘suspect involved in Federal Express mass shooting dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.’

*This story is developing…

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