Gunman kills 8 people and himself at FexEx facility near Indianapolis airport

Gunman kills 8 people and himself at FexEx facility near Indianapolis airport

"The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities".

"I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy", Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat whose district includes much of the city, tweeted.

"Preliminary information is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life here at the scene", she said.

Multiple people have injuries and the gunman has died, according to authorities.

"The officers responded, they came in and did their job".

McCartt also told CNN that the gunman killed himself as officers encountered him, and that no officer fired. "And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a site that no one should ever have to see", Cook said.

Cook said that Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers responded to the warehouse shortly after 11 p.m. following reports of gun shots.

It's unclear how many workers were on duty at the time of the shooting. She said people at the scene were still being interviewed by detectives and may not have had the chance to contact their families.

"This made me stand up and actually look out the entrance door, and I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open", Miller told the station.

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Live video showed police tape at the scene of the incident, which follows several mass shootings in recent weeks.

In a statement, the courier and delivery company said: "We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport".

Another man who told media he was a witness said his niece was sitting in her vehicle in the driver's seat when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

The Gun Violence Archive puts the number of gun violence deaths from all causes at 12,395 so far this year in the USA, of which 147 were in mass shootings.

Family members have gathered at a local hotel to await word on loved ones.

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.

"Thank God for being here because I thought I was going to get shot", Miller said. Other injured people took themselves to hospitals in the area, she added.

Cook said it was too early to tell whether the shooter was an employee at the facility.

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