Eight people killed in a mass shooting in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Eight people were killed in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer.
According to their department, the incident happened around 11 p.m. on Thursday at a FedEx facility located in Indianapolis.
Officers arrived and came into contact with the shooter who took his own life, police reported.
Police say there is no active threat as they begin to gather information and investigate.
Four victims, one in critical condition, are being transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries, police said.
Additional victims were treated near the scene or transported themselves to hospitals.
Including the shooter, police confirmed nine people are dead as a result of this shooting.
The FBI will be assisting the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the investigation, FBI Indianapolis Spokesperson Chris Bavender confirmed.
“We are aware of the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport. 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," said a FedEx representative.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities,” FedEx added.
“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," said Mayor Joe Hogsett of Indianapolis.
"Maureen and I just learned of the tragedy in Indianapolis when we woke up. Our hearts are mourning for the individuals who’ve senselessly lost their lives, all of their loved ones, and their co-workers at FedEx who will be dealing with this tragedy for a long time to come," said Senator Mike Braun of Indiana.
"Thank you to the members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and responded heroically to this situation," Braun added.
“The President will be briefed this morning on the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The White House Chief of Staff has been in touch with the Mayor of Indianapolis and the Homeland Security Advisor is in touch with law enforcement officials," said a White House official.