Multiple people shot at FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport, authorities say
INDIANAPOLIS — Multiple people were shot at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis International Airport, authorities said early Friday.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting Thursday, according to department spokesperson Genae Cook. When they arrived, they found an “active shooter incident,” Cook said.
Police believe the shooter has died by suicide. Cook said officials do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the site was home to the FedEx facility but could not immediately give information on the number of victims or the severity of injuries.
Live video from news outlets at the scene showed crime scene tape in the parking lot outside the facility.
The FedEx Indianapolis hub, which employs more than 4,500 team members, is the second-largest in the company’s global network, a representative told the IndyStar, part of the USA TODAY Network, in March.
FedEx issued a statement after the shooting.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport,” the company said, according to FOX 59. “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.”
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A witness who said he works at the facility told WISH-TV that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots.
“I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open,” Jeremiah Miller said.
Contributing: Charles Ventura, USA TODAY; The Associated Press