A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis’ main airport Thursday night, killing eight people. Several others were wounded. After, the shooter killed himself. At least four survivors were taken to a hospital. Many drove themselves to area hospitals for treatment. Two more people were treated at the scene and released. “The (gunman) came into the parking lot, and I believe he exited his vehicle and quickly began shooting. … The first shooting occurred in the parking lot, and then he went inside and did not get very far into the facility at all,” Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt told media. Police in Indianapolis arrived “to a very chaotic scene, with victims and witnesses running everywhere,” McCartt said. No police officer fired. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department did not reveal if the gunman was a FedEx worker. The identity of the shooter has not been released. Police have not revealed what type of gun was used.The FedEx facility is in a commercial area with a few hotels and multiple warehouses just south of the I-70 interchange at AmeriPlex Parkway. The facility will be closed for some time. The staffers’ family members were told to wait for information at a nearby Holiday Inn hotel. The White House has been in contact with the city of Indianapolis. President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, a native of Indianapolis, has been in communication with Mayor Hogsett this morning. “Today, I will order that flags be lower to half-staff from now until sunset on Tuesday, April 20 in remembrance of those we’ve lost,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced in a statement.