Indianapolis mass shooting: 'Emotions are very high' after shooting at FedEx facility

Eyewitness describes scene at Indianapolis shooting

In March, eight people were fatally shot at massage businesses across Atlanta, and 10 were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo. Several people were also wounded, including five who were taken to the hospital.

They said they could not yet say why he opened fire with a rifle late Thursday night at a FedEx processing center near the Indianapolis airport.

A reporter with WRTV, an Indianapolis station, posted an interview on Twitter with a man who said he had been at the facility when the shooting broke out and later saw a body on the floor. The company said it is cooperating with authorities and working to get more information.

The suspect in the Indianapolis mass shooting at a FedEx Ground facility was known to federal and local authorities prior to the attack.

Chris Bavender, a spokesperson for the FBI's Indianapolis office, said that they are helping the police with the investigation.

He said his niece did not know the shooter.

Local media cited a company spokesman as saying that FedEx is now considering reevaluating a policy that prohibits employees from having their phones with them during shifts, making it hard to contact them.

"Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected". Let us look out for one another, as we have done all throughout this past challenging year, and as we send our most heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by this bad act of violence.

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US President Joe Biden recently announced six new measures he said would help curb gun violence, a phenomenon he described as "an global embarrassment". One observer noted bleakly that "this is when the GOP jump in and say we need more guns, not less.let's give everyone a gun and a box of ammunition when they turn 18, but they're much too young and inexperienced to vote".

FedEx Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick Smith called the shooting a "senseless act of violence". "It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation", he said in a statement.

"It's an worldwide embarrassment", the Democrat told Congress members and gun control activists at a White House ceremony.

A witness said that he was working inside the building when he heard several gunshots in rapid succession.

Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until April 20, and he and others decried the shooting.

Another man who told media he was a witness said his niece was sitting in her auto in the driver's seat when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

"She got shot on her left arm", said Parminder Singh.

"She's fine, she's in the hospital now".

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