FedEx Shooter ID'd as Teenager

Family of 19-year-old is 'shocked and devastated'

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 29, 2014 7:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – The shooter who wounded six co-workers at a FedEx shipping facility near Atlanta today before killing himself has been identified as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re dealing with our own loss and wishing the best to everyone who was affected,” said the gunman's father, Scott Kramer. “We make no excuses for his actions and are shocked and devastated by them,” he added. Police say they have a general idea of the motive but aren't ready to make it public.

Of the six people that Kramer wounded, one remained in critical condition with life-threatening injuries this evening, three were in stable condition, and two were treated and released, reports AP. Police say Kramer had a shotgun and Molotov cocktails, though he did not use the latter in his attack. He fatally shot himself before police arrived. "It was chaos," recalls a FedEx truck driver who arrived at work about 6am and saw that a security guard had been shot. "Everyone was running, ducking and hiding, trying to get out of there."

A Cobb County police officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members in Kennesaw, Ga.
A Cobb County police officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members in Kennesaw, Ga.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin)
FedEx employees and family members gather in Kennesaw, Ga., after the shooting.
FedEx employees and family members gather in Kennesaw, Ga., after the shooting.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin)
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