Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapol­is

Five people were hospitaliz­ed after the shooting while another two people were treated and released at the scene, according to police


INDIANAPOL­IS: A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapol­is airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United States after a relative lull during the pandemic.

Five people were hospitaliz­ed after the Thursday night shooting, according to police. One of them had critical injuries, police spokespers­on Genae Cook said. Another two people were treated and released at the scene. FedEx said people who worked for the company were among the dead. A witness said that he was working inside the building when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.

I see a man come out with a rifle in his hand and he starts firing and he starts yelling stuff that I could not understand, Levi Miller told WTHR-TV. What I ended up doing was ducking down to make sure he did not see me because I thought he would see me and he would shoot me. It was the latest in a recent string of mass shootings across the US.

Last month, eight people were fatally shot at massage businesses across the Atlanta area, and 10 died in gunfire at a supermarke­t in Boulder, Colorado.

It was at least the third mass shooting this year in Indianapol­is alone. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March.

Police have not identified the shooter or said whether he was an employee at the facility. They said preliminar­y informatio­n from evidence at the scene indicated that he died by suicide.

We're still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident, Cook said.

Craig McCartt, of the Indianapol­is police, told NBC Today early Friday that officers still knew very little. Chris Bavender, a spokespers­on for the FBI's Indianapol­is office, said that they are helping the police with the investigat­ion.

Family members gathered at a nearby hotel to await word on loved ones and some employees were bused there for tearful reunions. But other relatives said they still had no informatio­n about their loved ones hours later.

Most employees aren't allowed to carry cellphones inside the FedEx building, making contact with them difficult.

When you see notificati­ons on your phone, but you're not getting a text back from your kid and you're not getting informatio­n and you still don't know where they are what are you supposed to do? said Mindy Carson, holding back tears.

 ?? PTI ?? A bus transports people from the scene of a shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapol­is
PTI A bus transports people from the scene of a shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapol­is

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