Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters early Friday morning that officers were called to the facility, which is near the airport in the city’s southwest, just after 11 p.m. Thursday.
Police found an active shooting scene upon arrival with “multiple people” suffering from gunshot wounds, she said, her voice shaking.
Cook did not say exactly how many victims there were or if there were any fatalities. She said “others” were transported to “various hospitals,” but did not give details on their condition.
The shooter took his own life, Cook added.
“There is no longer an active threat,” she said.
Cook said more information would be shared later Friday “out of respect for the families involved.”
WRTV, the ABC affiliate, reported after Cook’s announcement that “several weapons” were found with the shooter’s body, citing police sources.
Witnesses told local media that shots were fired both inside and outside the building.
“I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open,” Jeremiah Miller, who works at the facility, told WISH-TV. His friend and co-worker Timothy Boillat said he saw a body on the floor.
Another man told CBS affiliate WTTV that his niece was sitting in her car in the driver’s seat at a nearby gas station when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.
“She got shot on her left arm,” said Parminder Singh. “She’s fine, she’s in the hospital now.”
Police did not respond to requests for comment from Global News Thursday.
It’s not yet clear what the motive for the shooting was or what connection, if any, the shooter had to the FedEx facility.
In a statement, FedEx told Global News it is “aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility,” and is cooperating with investigators as the company gathers more information.
“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected,” a spokesperson said.
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