ANOTHER HORRIFIC MASS SHOOTING IN the US has been rocked, with eight people killed and at least 20 injured after a person opened fire in a FedEx facility. At least eight people have died after a gunman opened fire at a delivery company in Indianapolis. Police were called to the FedEx facility at around 11pm Thursday local time following reports shots had been fired.
The building is located near Indianapolis International Airport.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police have confirmed eight victims have died from apparent gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The gunman is also dead after taking his own life when police arrived on the scene.
“We don’t feel there is an active threat to the community at this time,” Public Information Officer Genae Cook told reporters. “We have multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. We have others that have been transported to various hospitals throughout the area.”
According to unconfirmed reports from a police source, at least 20 people were treated for injuries in the shooting. Around 60 people were evaluated for injuries, with 10 taken to hospital and 20 treated for wounds, a police source reportedly told journalist Matthew Keys.
Earlier, police said there were “multiple victims”, though it was unclear exactly how many people were shot or the extent of their injuries. According to local news reports, the scene has been declared a “mass causality, Level 1”. This reportedly allows more emergency responders to be dispatched to the scene.
The Indianapolis FedEx facility employs more than 4500 people and is the company’s second-largest hub globally. Employees inside the FedEx revealed they saw the gunman just meters away from where they were hiding, Jeremiah Miller telling WISH he heard multiple shots being fired.