A Mass Shooting at a FedEx Facility in Indianapolis Left Eight Dead and Many Others Injured
At least eight people were killed and numerous others injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday night.
Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said that the others injured were taken to hospitals in the area in a press conference. One of the victims is in critical condition.
“After a preliminary search of the grounds, inside and out, we have located eight people at the scene with injuries consistent to gunshot wounds, those eight were pronounced deceased here at the scene,” Cook said.
“We have been made aware of multiple other people with injuries who have been transported to local hospitals, or who have transported themselves to local hospitals.”
The suspect, who was a former employee, was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. Hole took his life at the scene after shooting the other victims.
Police responded to an active shooter situation and arrived at the scene around 11:00 p.m. local time.
A motive for the shooting has yet to be determined, and authorities ask witnesses to contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police with any information they may have.
FedEx made a statement saying they are aware of the situation and are working with authorities.
“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,” the company’s spokesman Jim Masilak told CNN.
Indiana Congressman André Carson tweeted that he is working with authorities to help individuals involved in the situation.
“I am heartbroken by the mass shooting at the FedEx facility here in Indianapolis and praying for all affected by this tragedy. I am communicating with local authorities to get all details of the attack and my office stands ready to help everyone affected any way we can.”