A gunman fatally shot eight people late Thursday night at a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis International Airport before killing himself. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says multiple people were injured, some driving themselves to area hospitals for treatment. Continuing coverage from our partners at WISH-TV.
IMPD did not reveal if the gunman was a FedEx worker or a possible motive.
The shootings occurred at the FedEx Ground facility located at 8951 Mirabel Road, just south of the I-70 interchange at AmeriPlex Parkway.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett issued the following statement:
“This morning, Indianapolis residents are confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbors. As law enforcement works to learn more about this tragedy, our prayers are with the families of those whose lives were cut short.
Thank you to all of our city’s first responders for their tireless work overnight. Their quick response provided critical aid to those injured in the shooting and brought a measure of calm to an otherwise chaotic scene.”
Governor Eric Holcomb ordered flags be lowered to half staff from now until Tuesday to honor those lost.
“This is another heartbreaking day and I’m shaken by the mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Indiana State Police are working with local responders and we will continue to offer any and all resources needed to assist during this tragedy. In times like this, words like justice and sorrow fall short in response for those senselessly taken. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, coworkers and all those affected by this terrible situation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will assist IMPD with the investigation.