Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis


(CBS NEWS) — Indianapolis police say eight people were killed and five others wounded at a FedEx facility on the city’s southwest side late Thursday. They say it appears the suspected gunman killed himself. He wasn’t included in the death toll of eight.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says officers came upon an active shooter incident when they arrived, then found bodies.

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Indianapolis Deputy Chief of criminal investigations Craig McCartt said on “CBS This Morning” Friday that five people were taken to hospitals — four with gunshot wounds and another with wounds that were “possibly from shrapnel.” He said all were in stable condition.

IMPD spokesperson Genae Cook told reporters in an overnight briefing it appears the shooter took his own life, adding, “We don’t feel that there is an active threat to the community at this time.” She said it wasn’t clear whether he was an employee or what his motive might have been.

She called the shooting “very heartbreaking” and “a tragedy.”

Police asked anyone with family members who work at the facility who haven’t been able to contact them to go to a nearby Holiday Inn Express. Chaplains are there to assist families, she said.

The facility is near the Indianapolis International Airport.

CBS Indianapolis affiliate WTTV reported Friday that the FBI was joining the investigation.