At least eight people died Thursday in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Police responded to a report of shots fired at the facility just after 11 p.m. local time, Genae Cook, an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said. told reporters early Friday morning.
Police believe the suspected shooter committed suicide after police arrived at the scene.
“We have several people whose injuries match gunshot wounds. We have more that have been taken to various hospitals in the area, “Cook mentionned. Cook said anyone unable to contact a family member who works at the FedEx facility should congregate at a local Holiday Inn Express.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis,” FedEx said in a statement Friday morning to several news outlets. reported. “Our sincerest sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless act of violence.
The past month has seen a series of high-profile mass shootings in the United States that have left dozens of people dead. On March 16, eight people – including six Asians – died in an Atlanta-area spa shootout. Since then, 10 people deceased in a Colorado grocery store; a former NFL player killed six people, including himself, at his doctor’s home; three members of a family in Brooklyn and four family members in Dallas were killed by relatives who then committed suicide; one died and five were injured at a custom cabinetry company in Bryan, TX. On Monday, an armed student died after shoot and injure a policeman in Tennessee.
Mass shootings are terribly common in the United States compared to other countries, although they represent a small proportion of deaths due to gun violence. So far in 2021, at least 5,401 people have died from gun violence as of April 16, not counting those who committed suicide, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.
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