At least eight people died in a shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis late Thursday, and the gunman was believed to have taken his own life, the police said.
Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters that the police had arrived at the scene just after 11 p.m. (3 a.m. on Friday GMT), responding to a report that shots had been fired.
They encountered an “active shooter incident,” and there were “multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds,” she said, as quoted by The New York Times.
Later Friday morning, she said that eight people had been killed, not including the gunman, who was believed to have died by suicide.
Survivors had been “transported to various hospitals throughout the area,” Officer Cook said.
The FedEx warehouse where the shooting occurred is on the city’s southwest side, near the airport. The highway exit was blocked off by law enforcement vehicles.