Indianapolis- At least eight people were shot dead at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis International Airport Late Thursday, officials said.
According to Indianapolis City Police spokesman Jennae Cook, he responded to the shooting reported Thursday. When they arrived, they discovered a “lively archer case,” Cook told reporters at a press conference on Friday.
“This is a tragedy, but we get over it with flying colors,” Cook said in tears.
Police believe the archer died from suicide. Cook said authorities do not believe there is a positive threat to the community.
Cook confirmed that multiple people had been shot, but did not give a specific number. She added that the shooter had died and the public was not believed to be in imminent danger.
The FedEx Indianapolis Hub, which employs more than 4,500 team members, is the second largest hub in the company’s global network, a representative told Indy Star, part of the USA TODAY network, in March.
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After the incident, FedEx issued a statement that it is working with authorities to obtain more information.
“We are aware of the tragic shootings at the FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis Airport.” The company said on Twitter.. “Safety is our number one priority and our ideas are for all affected people.”
At the beginning of Friday, Congressman André Carson of the district, including Indianapolis, was in contact with the local government and his office was “ready to help everyone affected in every way we could. It’s done. “
“I am deeply moved by the shootings at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and pray for all those affected by this tragedy.” He said on twitter..
Witnesses who said they were working at the facility said WISH-TV He heard a few gunshots and then saw a man with a gun.
“I saw a man with some sort of submachine gun, an automatic rifle, and he was firing outdoors,” said Jeremiah Miller.
The shooting in Indianapolis will take place after two shootings last week – One of South Carolina, where six people died, Gunman, including former NFL player Philippe Adams – and The other is in a cabinet manufacturing facility in Texas..
These incidents began with a gunman rampage in Georgia, following three famous shootings last month. 8 people died in 3 hot springs March 16th in the Atlanta area. In less than a week Gunman kills 10 people in a Colorado supermarket.. And four on the last day of March – Including 9 year old boy – Killed in a targeted fire inside an office building in Southern California.
Contributed by: Steve Kiggins, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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