Indianapolis: A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis’ main airport Thursday night, killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before taking his own life, police said.
Police were called to the facility at about 11 p.m. local time for what has become the country’s deadliest shooting since 10 people were killed March 22 in a grocery shooting in Colorado.
The names of the victims or gunman were not immediately 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 (inside),” Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt told CNN early Friday.
Police arrived “to a very chaotic scene, with victims and witnesses running everywhere,” McCartt said.
McCartt said he believes the gunman killed himself as officers encountered him. No police officer fired, he said.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately known, Indianapolis police spokeswoman Genae Cook said.
At least four survivors were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, as was someone with an injury believed to be caused by shrapnel, McCartt said.
One person was in critical condition, police said.
Police early Friday were trying to make sense of the crime scene while relatives of FedEx employees gathered at a nearby hotel to await word about their loved ones.