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Thursday night, a gunman opened fire outside and inside a #FedEx facility near Indianapolis’ main airport, killing eight people and wounding several others. As witnessing scurries to safety, the gunman took his own life. Police responded to the scene around 11 pm to what is now being called the country’s deadliest shooting since the March 22 shooting in Colorado, killing 10.

The Indianapolis Police Department arrived at an active shooter incident where they encountered the bodies of the victims. The Deputy Chief of criminal investigation Craig McCartt said on “CBS This Morning” on Friday that five people were taken to the hospital. There were four with gunshot wounds and one with wounds from shrapnel.” He stated that those victims are in stable condition.

People embrace after learning that their loved one was safe after a mass casualty shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. April 16, 2021. Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar/USA Today

The names of the victims or the gunmen have yet to be released. Families were asked that anyone with family members who worked at the facility who haven’t contacted them go to the nearby Holiday Inn Express. Chaplains are there to assist families as needed.

Officials are giving an update Friday morning. Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett will be joining Police Chief Randle Taylor, and FBI Special Agent Paul Keenan for a press conference at 10:30 am.



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