FedEx shooting: ‘Multiple victims’ after shots fired at facility near Indianapolis airport 


‘Multiple casualties’ are confirmed after gunman opens fire inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis Airport before killing himself

  • A number of people have been taken to hospital for their injuries late Thursday evening but it is not known many people have been injured
  • Police say they came in contact with an active shooter after they were called shortly after 11pm; the male gunman is understood to have taken his own life
  •  Two eyewitnesses report seeing a man getting a gun from the trunk of his car
  • One worker told local media they saw a body on the floor 
  • Initial reports suggest the shooting took place inside and outside the facility
  • All available chaplains in the area have been called to help with the incident.

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Police have confirmed a ‘mass casualty’ shooting at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport.

Officers say they found ‘multiple victims’ and a number of people have been taken to hospital for their injuries late Thursday evening. 

It is not known many people have been injured. Police say they came in contact with an active shooter after they were called shortly after 11pm. 

The male gunman is understood to have taken his own life. 

Two eyewitnesses report seeing a man getting a gun from the trunk of his car. One worker told local media they saw a body on the floor. 

Images from the scene show a heavy police presence. Initial reports suggest that the shooting took place both inside the facility and outside in a parking lot. 

All available chaplains in the area have been called to help with the incident. 

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Police are investigating a ‘mass casualty’ shooting at FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport

IMPD officers say they found 'multiple victims', 13News reports

IMPD officers say they found ‘multiple victims’, 13News reports

Sgt. John Perrine, of Indiana State police, tweeted: 'I-70 is closed in both directions between I-465 and Ronald Regan Pkwy due to police activity in the area. Please seek alternate routes'

Sgt. John Perrine, of Indiana State police, tweeted: ‘I-70 is closed in both directions between I-465 and Ronald Regan Pkwy due to police activity in the area. Please seek alternate routes’

Images from the scene show a heavy police presence. Law enforcement were called to the scene at around 11pm local time

Images from the scene show a heavy police presence. Law enforcement were called to the scene at around 11pm local time

Law enforcement were called to the scene at around 11pm local time, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Genae Cook. 

One victim’s uncle told Fox59 his niece had been sitting in her car when a gunman opened fire on her. He said she was recovering in hospital. 

WRTV reports that workers hid under conveyor belts during the incident. 

The facility employs more than 4,500 people; it is the company’s second largest hub in the world. 

Jeremiah Miller had just finished his shift at the facility. 

He told WISH: ‘I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open.’ He said he heard up to 10 shots. 

Sgt. John Perrine, of Indiana State police, had tweeted: ‘I-70 is closed in both directions between I-465 and Ronald Regan Pkwy due to police activity in the area. Please seek alternate routes.’ 

The interstate is now reopen. 

Anyone with loved ones who work at facility that cannot be reached are asked to go to the Holiday Inn at 8555 Stansted Drive. 

It is not known if the shooter is still active or how many people have been injured

It is not known if the shooter is still active or how many people have been injured

Two eyewitnesses report seeing a man getting a gun from the trunk of his car

Two eyewitnesses report seeing a man getting a gun from the trunk of his car

Images from the scene show a heavy police presence. Initial reports suggest that the shooting took place inside the facility and outside in a parking lot

Images from the scene show a heavy police presence. Initial reports suggest that the shooting took place inside the facility and outside in a parking lot

Police are investigating a shooting at FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport, according to reports Thursday. IMPD officers say they found 'multiple victims at this time' (stock image)

Police are investigating a shooting at FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport, according to reports Thursday. IMPD officers say they found ‘multiple victims at this time’ (stock image)

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