Several people were shot in the US city of Indianapolis on Thursday, but the number of casulties was not immediately clear- Police said.
Officers discovered an “active shooter incident” at a FedEx facility near the city’s international airport, according to police spokeswoman Genae Cook, who believes the gunman committed suicide.
Indianapolis police are investigating a shooting at a FedEx facility on the city’s southwest side that left many injured
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to 8951 Mirabel Road just after 11 p.m. Thursday on reports of shots fired. Department spokesperson Genae Cook said when officers arrived they “came in contact with an active shooter incident.” They entered the building while the gunman was still shooting.
“It is very heartbreaking. And you know, Indianapolis Metro Police Department, the officers responded,” Cook said. “They came in they went in and they did their job. And a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a site that no one should ever have to see.”
Sgt John Perrine, an Indiana State police public information officer told relatives of FedEx employees to gather at a local Holiday Inn.
Investigators from IMPD and Indiana State Police are still seeking a motive. They’re asking anyone who may have left the scene either for safety or to seek medical care to call 317-3273457 or 317-262-TIPS.
Live video from local television news outlets after the shooting showed crime scene tape stretched across a parking lot and people being escorted to IndyGo buses. FedEx employees were taken to a nearby hotel to be interviewed by detectives. Police asked anyone with family members who work at the facility that they weren’t able to get in contact with to go to the Holiday Inn Express at 8555 Stansted Drive.
The FedEx facility involved is near Indianapolis International Airport, but it is not the FedEx hub at the airport.
FedEx released a statement early Friday. The company said it is cooperating with authorities and working to get more information.
“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,” the statement said.