Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Yahoo News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently killing himself in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings 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 yellin’ 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 U.S. 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. Her daughter, Jessica, works in the facility and she had not heard from her.

Police were called to reports of gunfire Thursday just after 11 p.m., and officers “came in contact with (an) active shooter incident,” Cook said. The gunman later killed himself.

“The officers responded, they came in and did their job. A lot of them are trying to face this, because this is a sight that no one should have to see,” Cook said.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett lamented that the city was “confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbors.”

FedEx released a statement saying saying it is cooperating with authorities.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis,” the statement said. “Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.”

A man told WTTV that his niece was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

“She got shot on her left arm,” said Parminder Singh. “She’s fine, she’s in the hospital now.”

He said his niece did not know the shooter.


16 thoughts on “Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

  1. what do you expect you have a demoncrat running the country they will do anything to take our 2nd amendment away

    1. Do you realize how f-king stupid you look when you play the political party game?
      F-k the democrats. F-k the republicans. They both shit through the same hole. In fact f-k all political collectives.
      You do not understand what is going on or what has been done to us, so you can worm your way into the center of the herd of sheep called republicans or you can dare to stand on your own two feet and do your own thinking. The choice is yours.
      We do not tolerate this political bullshit as we know there is no left, there is no right, no democrats, no republicans, no conservatives, no liberals, no collectives. There is just the ratified law of December 15, 1791 and we will stay in this hell and it will continue to get worse until we enforce that f-king law like we are supposed to. Our law is for INDIVIDUALS! Not for collective parties, in fact our 9th Article forbids collective power under any guise.
      Think about it.

  2. False flag or are people finally losing it. Considering it’s a government run delivery company. I bet it’s more fake news to be pushed on the masses. I’m even hearing trumptards say we need some gun control measures. Cowards.

    1. Uhhh… The Government doesn’t RUN FexEx, it’s a private Corporation, DAKOTALIBERTY

      FYI I’m from Indianapolis and I worked at that Facility a few years ago. It’s the most infested facility with Masons I’ve ever seen.

      I’d offer a Q&A, but my comments tend to get censored on this website. Probably not liberal enough.

      1. The pending is what keeps the comment section free of idiots and trolls and assholes who would criticize this site for the way we run it.
        You don’t have to worry about being censored here anymore, buddy, you are f-king gone.

      2. Masons run the government/corporation. So you say I’m wrong but then you basically are saying I’m right by saying it’s filled with masons. Government runs fedEx.

      3. Liberal? Are you out of your fkn mind?

        You would have to be, to state you have any understanding of this Site and the people on it…..and call it “Liberal” you must be a fkn Fed, troll, commie whatever man…..

        We are American Nationals, who know our birthright and FULLY intend to reclaim it and eradicate all who have done this to us…..

        If we are liberals, I would love to hear how you describe yourself, ..! unreal.

      1. They sure do have a limited pool of contributors and witnesses to these “stories” and at a claimed 1.87%+/- U.S. population, I find it difficult to believe they happen to be present at every suspicious “event”! He may not look like your average joo, but it’s rather cohencidental for such a name to be in an event that is probably going to be used to psyops the hell out of people during the current big gun control putsch.

  3. Why do they always have to kill themselves after a shooting spree? What’s the point? If you wanna die, just shoot yourself and be done with it. No need to shoot everyone else. If you want to go on a killing spree, then at least have the balls to go out in a blaze of glory.

    Yeah, I know. It’s another false flag and dead men tell no tales.

  4. “in the latest in a spate of mass shootings after a relative lull during the pandemic.“

    Leave it to Yahoo to make a statement like this one. Basically saying, “Since the pandemic is getting old, we need to go back to fake shootings again for better ratings. So in other words, it’s back to the basics, boys. Let’s roll!”

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