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Indianapolis FedEx gunman killed self as cops closed in, authorities say



The shooter who slaughtered eight people at an Indiana FedEx facility killed himself as police closed in, officials said Friday.

 

Investigators are still trying to identify the man who opened fire at the plant just outside Indianapolis around 11 p.m. Thursday.

 

“We are not able to make positive identification of the suspect,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Craig McCartt at a press conference.

 

Police officials said the gunman was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene and used some type of rifle to carry out the killings.

 

“By the time officers entered, the situation was over. The suspect took his own life very shortly before officers entered the facility,” said McCartt, adding that the gunfire only lasted “a couple of minutes.”


The deputy chief could not say whether the shooter was a FedEx employee.


Eight people died in the shooting spree that also left five others injured. The wounded are expected to survive.


“He just appeared to randomly start shooting, and that began in the parking lot, and he did go into the facility for a brief period of time before he took his own life,” McCartt said of the killer.

 

People embrace after learning that their loved one was safe after a mass casualty shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 16, 2021.
 

The deputy chief said the investigation is still in its “infancy.”

 

 

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the shooting thrust the city into the spotlight “in ways that we would never have hoped for.

 

 

“Last night, Indianapolis was revisited by the scourge of gun violence that has killed far too many in our community and in our country,” Hogsett said at the briefing. “No piece of information will restore the lives that were taken or the peace that was shattered."

 

Source: New York Post

 

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