Indianapolis FedEx facility shooting leaves 8 dead, attacker’s identity unknown

Ruben Fields
April 16, 2021

"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".

"We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities". When they arrived, they found an "active shooter incident", Cook told reporters during a news conference early Friday.

It's unclear how many workers were on duty at the time of the shooting.

After a significant drop in mass shootings in the United States during a pandemic-hit 2020, this year has already seen several deadly cases.

Several mass shootings have been reported in recent weeks around the US.

Cook said that the gunman had died and the public is not believed to be in immediate danger. Less than a week later, 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo. "The officers responded. They came in".

"And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no-one should ever have to see".

"All of us at Indiana University are appalled and devastated by the tragic and heart-wrenching events of last evening at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, and we mourn the victims". Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.

Paraminder Singh, a family member of one of the victims, told a FOX59 journalist his niece was in her auto when the gunman started shooting at her vehicle.

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Local media cited a company spokesman as saying that FedEx is now considering reevaluating a policy that prohibits employees from having their phones with them during shifts, making it hard to contact them.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to 8951 Mirabel Road just after 11 p.m. Thursday on reports of shots fired.

"I don't know if he's OK".

"I communicated with her for a while and then it went silent for a while. I immediately ducked down and got scared", Jeremiah Miller said.

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

Another man, Ian Johnston, told the news outlet that his wife, who works at the facility, had texted to tell him there was an active shooter inside.

Another man told WTTV that his niece was sitting in the driver's seat of her auto when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

"She got shot on her left arm", Parminder Singh said.

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