Eight killed at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Eight killed at FedEx facility in Indianapolis
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Chicago Police officers guard the front entrance the their headquarters building during a rally on April 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The rally is held in protest of the killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago Police officer on March 29th. The video of the fatal shooting was released on Thursday to the general public by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability more than two weeks after the incident took place. Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

On Friday, eight people were shot dead at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Police reported that the suspected gunman killed himself after committing this gruesome massacre. Anika Khan reports.

Four more people were injured in the incident who were sent to the local hospitals for treatment.  Two injured were treated at the scene and released.

Police spokesperson, Genae Cook said, “we’re still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident”.

Indianapolis deputy chief of investigations, Craig McCartt added, “we’re working with families. We have a reunification center right now that’s up and running at a nearby hotel.”

The family members of the employees working at the FedEx facility complained that the staff was not allowed to keep their phones while working, which made it difficult to call for help or contact them.

The Indianapolis mayor, Joe Hogsett, took to twitter and wrote:

 The incident took place a week after Joe Biden announced a half-dozen executive actions to combat gun violence in America. Gun violence has been a prominent problem in the country and rapid plans need to be carried out to stop this violence.

The Indianapolis shooting was the latest string of mass killings across the US in recent months. An epidemic and an international embarrassment of a nation that continues to fail to control gun violence.


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