6 Hurt in Georgia FedEx Shooting; Shooter Dead

Man opened fire at Kennesaw warehouse

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 29, 2014 7:12 AM CDT | Updated Apr 29, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Six people were rushed to the hospital this morning after a man opened fire at a FedEx warehouse in Kennesaw, Ga. Three of those patients are in critical condition, with two in surgery and one on "advanced life support," a doctor tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. One other patient is in stable condition, while two others are being released. The suspected shooter, a package handler at the warehouse, has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. More than 100 officers from various departments responded to the call, which came just before 6am. The facility is currently on lockdown while they search for secondary devices.

The suspect was dressed all in black with a camouflage vest, and "had bullets strapped to his chest like Rambo," clerk Liza Aiken told reporters at WGCL and WXIA. She heard him drop a foot-long knife before he began shooting, and then ran. She said she didn't know what his motive was, but mentioned that last week he had flashed a laser scanner into her eyes, and that he'd been reprimanded for it after Aiken complained to management. "To me he just seemed like an immature boy."

Cobb County Police block off Old US 41 Highway after an early morning workplace shooting at the Airport Road FedEx facility Tuesday April 29, 2014, in Kennesaw, Ga.
Cobb County Police block off Old US 41 Highway after an early morning workplace shooting at the Airport Road FedEx facility Tuesday April 29, 2014, in Kennesaw, Ga.   (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
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