Multiple People Shot at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis -- Update
By Erin Mendell
A gunman shot people at a FedEx Corp. facility in Indianapolis
before killing himself, the city's police said.
Multiple people were injured and taken to hospitals Thursday
night, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman
said at a news conference, without providing the number of wounded
or their conditions.
The police responded just after 11 p.m. local time to reports of
shots being fired at the facility near Indianapolis's airport and
encountered the shootings still in progress, the spokeswoman
In a statement, FedEx said it is "aware of the tragic shooting
at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport."
"Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those
who are affected," the company said. "We are working to gather more
information and are cooperating with investigating
The FedEx facility employs more than 4,500 people and is the
second-largest hub for the company globally, according to the
Indianapolis Star newspaper. The police directed people who
couldn't reach family members who work at the facility to gather at
a hotel, rather than go to the scene of the shooting.
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