More people were killed in the shooting at the FedEx facility near the Indiana Airport in Indianapolis. The shooting occurred at 11 pm local time.
At least 8 people were killed and many more were injured. The attacker is dead, but the identity is unknown. According to the first batch of information provided by the local police, he committed suicide.
The police held a press conference.
Police spokeswoman Gina Cook said: “We thought the attacker was dead. We found eight dead with gunshot wounds.”
She said: “One person is very important. Four people were urgently transported to a nearby hospital. Several people were injured in various ways.”
Many people were injured and are in hospital. The victim’s family gathered in a nearby hotel.
There may be more victims, but the police are unwilling to confirm this before contacting the families of the victims.
The identity of the attacker has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether he is employed by FedEx. No details are known, and there is no reason for the attack.
It is expected that there will be a new police address soon.
Jeremiah Miller, a witness who worked at the scene of the attack, told WISH-TV that he heard gunshots and then saw a man holding a rifle.
He said: “I saw a man with a light machine gun and automatic rifle shooting into the open space.”
According to reports, ten people are in critical condition and more than twenty people have been seriously injured. More than 30 people were slightly injured.
Out of consideration for the families of the victims, the police refused to comment on the number of casualties in the shooting.
Several people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police spokesman Genae Cook said the severity of their injuries is unclear.
She said the police believed that the assailant committed suicide and did not pose a threat to personnel at the scene of the attack.