Published: Fri, April 16, 2021
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Multiple people dead after gunman opens fire at FedEx facility

Multiple people dead after gunman opens fire at FedEx facility

Many others were treated at the scene or themselves sought treatment in hospital.

Levi Miller told 13News in Indianapolis that he was working inside the FedEx building when he heard gunshots.

At first Jeremiah Miller and Timothy Boillat thought the sound was from a auto, but after hearing more, Miller stood up and saw a man with a weapon, he told the station. "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".

Officer Cook said the police were still working to identify the shooter and that no law enforcement officers had been injured. Cook said it was too early to tell whether the shooter was an employee at the facility.

Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die each year due to gun violence. In mid-March, eight people were shot to death at three massage parlours in the Atlanta area, raising fears that the crimes may have targeted people of Asian descent. Let us look out for one another, as we have done all throughout this past challenging year, and as we send our most heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by this bad act of violence.

Police said multiple people had been shot but did not confirm the number or their status. The gunman later killed himself.

She called the situation "very heartbreaking" and said officers "went in and they 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.

FedEx released a statement early Friday.

The latest rampage unfolded at a FedEx operations centre near the Indianapolis International Airport, after 11 p.m. local time on Thursday night. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.

Family members of workers reportedly gathered at a local hotel to await word on loved ones. Most employees aren't allowed to carry cellphones inside the FedEx building, making contact with them hard.

Ashlee Floyd told the Indianapolis Star that her father has worked at the facility for two decades.

"I don't know if he's OK. I immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend's mother, she came in and told us to get inside the auto".

Live video from news outlets at the scene showed crime scene tape in the auto park outside the facility.

"This made me stand up and actually look out the entrance door, and I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open", Miller told the station.

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