FEDEX shooting left eight people dead and wounded several others before the shooter turned the gun on himself.
The late-night shooting took place at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said.
Five people were hospitalized after the Thursday night shooting, according to police.
Police spokesperson Genae Cook said one of them had critical injuries.
Another two people were treated and released at the scene. FedEx said people who worked for the company were among the dead.
A witness said that he was working inside the building when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.
Police have not identified the shooter or said whether he was an employee at the facility.
“After a preliminary search we have located eight people at the scene with injuries with gunshot wounds,” Indianapolis police spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters this morning.
“Those eight were pronounced deceased at the scene.”
“We’re still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident,” Cook said.
Read our Fedex shooting live blog below for the very latest news and updates…
WITNESS SPEAKS OF HOW GUNMAN WAS ‘SHOUTING’ BEFORE SHOOTING
One witness told NCB that he heard the shooter “shouting” before he fired at least six shots “rapidly.”
He added that he could not see the shooter’s face in detail, but that he was holding an AR gun.
“I immediately ducked for cover,” the witness said upon spotting the shooter.
POLICE RESPONDING TO REPORTS OF SECOND ASSAULT RIFLE
At least one rifle has been confirmed to have been used in the shooting.
However, according to the initial dispatcher call, police believed there were two rifles.
“We have the suspect here inside it looks like. Looks like he has a gunshot wound to the head. Two rifles here,” an officer said in the audio.
PRESIDENT BIDEN TO BE BRIEFED ON SHOOTING
White House officials confirmed on Friday morning that President Biden will be briefed today on the shooting.
Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, has already been in communication with the mayor of Indianapolis, CNN reported.
The president has released statements following mass shootings that have taken place in recent weeks.
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