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Eight killed in Indianapolis shooting

By Our Reporter
April 17, 2021

WASHINGTON: At least eight people were killed in a shooting at a delivery company by a gunman who is believed to have then turned the gun on himself, Indianapolis police said.

The victims all died at a Fedex facility where the shooting took place late Thursday, police spokeswoman Genae Cook told a news conference, adding several other people had been taken to hospital. Four people with gunshot wounds were transported by ambulance, including one in critical condition, police said.

Three were transported with other injuries, while two were treated at the scene and then released. One man who was working a twilight shift at the plant near the city’s international airport told local broadcaster WISH-TV he saw the gunman start shooting and heard more than 10 shots. "I saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open. I immediately ducked down and got scared," Jeremiah Miller said.

“My friend´s mother, she came in and told us to get inside the car. What we´ve been doing [since] is telling everyone, our co-workers not to go to work today.”

Cook told reporters that officers were called to an “active shooter incident” at around 11:00 pm (0300 GMT), adding they believed the gunman — who has not been identified — died by suicide. “The officers responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job. A lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see,” Cook said. Authorities judged there was no longer an immediate threat to public safety, Cook told reporters.