8 Killed in Mass Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility

Police say gunman killed himself
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2021 12:01 AM CDT
Updated Apr 16, 2021 2:41 AM CDT
'Mass Casualty Situation' at Indianapolis FedEx Facility
Emergency vehicles at the scene in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021.   (WRTV via AP)

(Newser) – Police say at least eight people were killed in a mass shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook says multiple other victims were hospitalized, the Indianapolis Star reports. Police believe the gunman killed himself, the AP reports. Cook says police found an "active shooter incident" with multiple gunshot victims when they were called to the scene just after 11pm.

Interstate 70 was briefly closed in both directions near the incident, which took place near Indianapolis International Airport on the city's southwest side. "Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected," a FedEx spokesman tells CNN. The New York Times reports that more than 100 people who have not been able to contact loved ones have gathered at a hotel near the facility and are being assisted by representatives of the police chaplain's office. (Read more Indianapolis stories.)

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