Crime & Justice

At least 8 killed in mass shooting in FedEx facilities in US

Washington DC, Apr 16 (EFE).- A man opened fire Thursday night at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, in the United States, leaving at least eight people dead, the authorities reported.

According to police spokesperson Genae Cook, the incident occurred shortly after 11pm at the FedEx facility, which employs some 4,500 people, and is located near the Indianapolis airport.

After opening fire, the suspected attacker is believed to have taken his own life.

The police, on arrival, found casualties both inside and outside the warehouse.

Several people injured by gunshot wounds have been taken to hospitals. At least one of them was in a critical condition.

“We don’t feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time,” the spokesperson underlined.

Cook did not provide details about the attacker or his possible motives. However several witnesses have told local media entities that it was a white man who opened fire.

The authorities have called the family members of all those may have been near the shooting spot whose whereabouts remain unknown to a nearby hotel to provide them with assistance.

In recent weeks, there has been several incidents of mass shootings in the US, the deadliest of them on Mar. 22 at a supermarket in Colorado, in which 10 people died.

A week earlier, on Mar. 16, a man killed eight people in several attacks on massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE

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