Mass Shooting at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis Leaves 8 Dead

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

It feels as though the world is falling apart.

Many others were injured in this incident and hospitalized. One person is in critical condition.

According to the Washington Times:

Eight people were shot and killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter killed himself, police said.

Multiple other people were injured Thursday night when gunfire erupted at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport, police spokesperson Genae Cook said.

At least four were hospitalized, including one person with critical injuries. Another two people were treated and released at the scene, Cook said.

The identity of the shooter has not been verified nor has it been confirmed whether they were a FedEx employee. According to CNN, the shooter took his own life. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said in a press briefing early this morning, that there is “no active threat to the community at this time.”

Journalist Matthew Keys offered more context to the carnage:

Family members gathered at a local hotel to await word on loved ones. Some said employees aren’t allowed to have their phones with them while working shifts at the facility, making it difficult to contact them, WTHR-TV reported.

Live video from news outlets at the scene showed crime scene tape in the parking lot outside the facility.

According to Keys, FedEx is re-evaluating its policy of not allowing cell phones on the warehouse premises.