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8 dead, several injured in mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

Posted at 2:51 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 08:32:42-04

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INDIANAPOLIS — At least eight people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers received a call around 11 p.m. ET of reports of shots fired at the FedEx facility in the 8900 block of Mirabel Road in Indianapolis.

Officers arrived on the scene and encountered the shooter, IMPD Officer Genae Cook said.

Eight people at the scene were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds, Cook said. The suspect was also found dead after he died by suicide.

At least four people were taken to local hospitals with apparent gunshot wounds, Cook said. One person is in critical condition. At least three other people arrived at local hospitals with other injuries. Two other people were treated at the scene by medical personnel and were released.

Several other people have been taken to local hospitals with injuries, Cook said. Additional details about their injuries haven't been released.

The identities of those involved haven't been released.

Any concerned family members can report to the Hilton Inn Express near the Indianapolis Airport.

There is no ongoing threat to the community, Cook said.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport," a statement from FedEx read. "Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities.”

Cook is asking for all information about this shooting to come from the IMPD Public Affairs Office.

Anyone who was at the scene but left is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana 317-262-TIPS or contact homicide detectives at 317-327-3475.

Those who are scheduled to work at the facility later in the day should contact their supervisors. The facility will be closed for several hours while detectives are at the scene investigating.

“Our assistance has not been requested at this time but, as always, we stand ready to offer support as needed," Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, said.

This story was originally published by Andrew Smith on WRTV in Indianapolis.