A new shooting has taken place at a FedEx facility situated in Indianapolis late Thursday. According to police, at least eight people were brutally killed after a gunman opened fire inside the facility.
The police shared that the suspected gunman shot himself too.
Several other individuals were transported to nearby hospitals after encountering injuries connected to the shooting.
Police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook spoke to reporters and told them that the incident was reported shortly after 11 p.m. When officers arrived at the FedEx facility, there was still an active shooter insider.
After conducting a search, the officers found eight individuals who were killed with gunshot wounds they sustained from the incident. They also found the gunman dead at the scene after he shot himself.
The eight victims do not include the gunman yet.
Right now, the police have not released the identity of the gunman and whether or not he has been named already.
According to the spokeswoman, it is still too early to tell if the gunman was an employee of the facility. A motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Police are currently conducting an investigation.
In a statement, FedEx said that they 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. We are working to gather more information and are cooperating with investigating authorities.”
An unnamed witness came forward and said that while working inside the facility, he heard gunshots. When he looked up, he saw the active shooter and hid after hearing him fire several more bullets.
The witness was able to run out of the building and saw another person lying on the ground.
This is just one of the series of mass shootings that took place in recent weeks. Last April 8, there was a shooting at a cabinet company facility located in Bryan, Texas. This incident left one individual dead and five others with injuries.