Bandits Attack Fedex
OpenLife Nigeria has gathered that Eight people were killed in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility on Thursday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said.
FedEx Corporation, formerly Federal Express Corporation and later FDX Corporation, is an American multinational delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America.
During a media briefing early Friday, authorities claimed awareness of the sad development saying multiple other injured victims are in hospitals, one of whom is in critical condition.
OpenLife Nigeria further gathered that Police believe the shooter took his own life and there is “no active threat to the community at this time.”
It is unclear what motivated the shooting, but investigations are said to be ongoing and will continue into most of the day Friday.
Police arrived at the scene of the shooting at around 11:00 p.m. local time to an active-shooter situation and entered the facility without hesitation, Cook said.
“The officers responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job,” Cook said. A lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight no one should ever have to see.
Two employees inside the building, Jeremiah Miller and Timothy Boillat, feared they would be shot
At first thought the sound was from a car, but after hearing more, Miller stood up and saw a man with a weapon, he said.
“After hearing the shootings I did see a body on the floor behind a vehicle,” said Boillat. The two men left the building and watched as about 30 police cars responded, Boillat said.
“Thank God for being here because I thought I was going to get shot,” Miller told the station.
Police are asking anyone who was at the scene and may have left for safety or for medical treatment to contact 262-TIPS or the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police homicide officer to provide information on the shooting.
In a statement, FedEx said it was aware of the “tragic shooting” at the Indianapolis facility.
“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities,” company spokesperson Jim Masilak said.